FOI reference: FOI/17/02170
Date received: 25 September 2017
Date responded: 24 October 2017
All communication including notes, agendas, transcripts, minutes of meetings, letters, emails, memos etc. between Alan Baird, Chief Executive Advisor to Scottish Government and the:
- Learning Network West and other institutions which run the practice learning qualification social services at SCQF level 10 (PLQSS)
- The universities that run the social work degree course.
- Internally within his department and externally to other Scottish Government Departments.
- Local Authority Social Work Departments.
Regarding practice learning qualification social services at SCQF level 10 (PLQSS) and/or related to quality controls in social work practice teaching.
Alan Baird was the Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government from April 2013 until March 2017. The response provided covers the period of his appointment.
I will deal with each organisation listed in your request:
SSSC: Publications containing information pertaining to your request was provided to Alan Baird. These are available at SSSC Degree in social work review
Learning Network West: I enclose a copy of the information you requested. In doing so advising that there is no note or minutes of this meeting. There is no requirement for minutes to be taken at all Scottish Government meetings. This is entirely in line with normal practice across the UK Civil Service.
Universities delivering social work degree: No information is held.
Internally within his department and externally to other Scottish Government Departments: No information is held.
Local Authority Social Work Departments: No information is held.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House