Temp staff con­tracts

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

AL­MOST a third of staff within chil­dren’s ser­vices are on tem­po­rary con­tracts.

Cllr Pauline Hel­liar-Symons, the lead mem­ber for chil­dren’s ser­vices, told res­i­dent Pe­tra An­gel that at the end of the first quar­ter of the 2018/19 fi­nan­cial year, 29% of qual­i­fied so­cial work­ers work­ing for the coun­cil were agency staff.

Ms An­gel al­leged in her ques­tion: “Un­for­tu­nately some se­ri­ous mis­takes have been made, which has re­sulted in chil­dren be­ing put at risk.”

THE NEW direc­tor of chil­dren’s ser­vices will be Carol Cam­miss. Cllr Pauline Hel­liar-Symons said she had been ap­pointed for her strong man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence and back­ground as a so­cial worker. The ap­point­ment was passed by a unan­i­mous vote.

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