Temporary agency social workers will be paid more in Birmingham to help keep children safe. The move to increase the rates of agency social workers for a six months period was approved today by Birmingham’s Cabinet in a bid to recruit more social workers to help with child protection duties in the City.
A recent Ofsted report has severely criticised Birmingham Children’s Services for failing to look after vulnerable children.
Councillor Brigid Jones told today’s Cabinet meeting that Birmingham currently pays well below the going rate for agency staff. The poor reputation that Birmingham has developed nationally has also put many social workers off, she said.
There are around 42 posts for qualified social workers in Child Protection for which agency cover has not been secured.
A social worker with two years’ experience currently gets £24.54 per hour. The increase will put them on £41.23 per hour.
Grease: Greenwood Academy, November 2014
- Follow Tyburn Mail on WordPress.com
Anonymous on ‘Solicitor error’… annon on Butterfly Effect wins £50,000… Elena Rubric on Butterfly Effect wins £50,000… Nemesis on Butterfly Effect wins £50,000… Trinity on Local radio station awarded fi… Lord Sinnickall on Castle Vale on Central News: n… Dean Kavanagh on Local radio station awarded fi… Anonymous on Castle Vale on Central News: n… Julie smith on Calling all Castle Vale: Hundr… Nemesis on Calling all Castle Vale: Hundr… Nemesis on Lorry driver three times over… Niamh Maguire on Calling all Castle Vale: Hundr… cvnpbprojectofficer on The Butterfly Effect: the phon… David Townsend on Big crowd for Big Lottery film… Justaskin on November means new era for Cas…
Comments from readers
Tyburn Mail wishes to encourage free speech and open discussion.
Comments should not contain offensive language. Defamatory comments will not be accepted. Comments that breach the Contempt of Court Act or that breach copyright law will not be accepted. Comments should not contain links to other webpages or internet sites.
Tyburn Mail (Topcliffe Media)0121 749 1343Office open: 9.30-5pm Mon-Thursday; 9.30-4pm Friday, with 24 hour answer-phone
November Tyburn Mail is now online.
- 'Solicitor error' blocks health and fitness centre plans on ex-snooker club site tyburnmail.com/2014/11/26/sol… http://t.co/auRRSCRMXd 12 hours ago
- Team Butterfly: £50k winners #PeoplesMillions #castlevale tyburnmail.com/2014/11/26/but… http://t.co/ZbyYnndXYC 13 hours ago
- £50k win for Castle Vale #butterflyeffect tyburnmail.com/2014/11/26/but… http://t.co/mdMnn0wNUZ 13 hours ago
- Guinness Book of Records for Stockland Green bulb planters tyburnmail.com/2014/11/26/gui… #WWI @ErdingtonTories http://t.co/CuoXS1tRmN 22 hours ago
- Sandy transformed: Grease is great @GW_Academy Well done @CVPArts tyburnmail.com/2014/11/25/gre… http://t.co/aVaGQSEPyl 1 day ago
- Grease: great fun, and so well done @GW_Academy by @CVPArts tyburnmail.com/2014/11/25/gre… http://t.co/hZxrrTgbcz 1 day ago
- @73avfc that's the point..... 1 day ago
- Half-empty stadium sees Villa struggle against a side who were little better than ordinary. tyburnmail.com/fat-alan-on-th… http://t.co/WHn4SN39eL 1 day ago
- Lowest attendance of the century. Villa's empty stadium speaks volumes #avfc #sfc #fatalan tyburnmail.com/fat-alan-on-th… http://t.co/rd5h1qmVqs 1 day ago
- The Butterfly Effect: here are the phone numbers for Castle Vale's Arts bid tyburnmail.com/2014/11/25/the… @VoteCVNov25 1 day ago