Council To Employ Temporary Social Worker

town hall windows signThe Council’s director of social services says the Authority will need to bring in an agency social worker to replace the outgoing social care manager, Jonny Lawrence-Roberts, who resigned last month.

In the recent Community Services meeting, Penny Penn-Howard said Mr Lawrence-Roberts wanted to leave “earlier if possible” so an agency worker would need to be employed to fulfil the Council’s statutory duties.

That could put some ‘small’ pressure on the budgets, admitted Ms Penn-Howard, who said the authority would need to bear the extra cost of the agency fee.

She assured members that there was sufficient money in the budget and said this was likely to be only an interim arrangement for a few months although recruitment of a full time social worker could take some time.

However, council vice chair Amanda Martin questioned the submitted report, which said there were no financial implications, She said it was clear that there were.


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