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Information relating to Social Workers employed by Social Security Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

FOI Reference: FOI/202300385924
Date received: 20 November 2023
Date responded: 7 December 2023

Information requested

Request for information 1: The number of social workers currently employed by Social Security Scotland.

In addition to saying how many there are, please also state their Whole Time/Full Time Equivalence. In other words, how many hours they work for Social Security Scotland.

Request for information 2: An explanation of the duties they undertake working for Social Security Scotland.


Request for information 1:

There are 52 colleagues employed by Social Security Scotland who hold a current social work
registration. This is in line with our obligations under the Social Security (Scotland Act) 2018 and
the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022. These colleagues work
in Practitioner roles within the Health and Social Care Division. The Full Time Equivalence of the 52
workers is 46.89.

Request for information 2:

These colleagues work in Practitioner roles within the Health and Social Care Division. They provide
professional advice and decision-making support to operational colleagues in relation to client
applications for Child Disability Payment (CDP) and Adult Disability Payment (ADP) including
undertaking consultations, when required, to help understand the impact of the client’s disability and/or
health condition on their daily living.

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