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Annual budget for Mental Health Social Workers (FOI)

Annual budget for Mental Health Social Workers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 March 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Can you please provide information regarding the allocated budget and total reported spend for Psychiatric Social Workers for the years 2015-2019.


Can you please provide information regarding the allocated budget and total reported spend for Mental Health Social Workers for the years 2015-2019.


Can you please inform me who the managers with direct operational responsibility for the budgets for each of the above job titles was for the years 2015-2019.


A and B

The response to 1 and 2 has been combined as the Government of Jersey does not have Psychiatric Social Workers; there are only Mental Health Social Workers.

Mental Health Social Workers have been employed throughout the period in question within both the Adult and Older Adult Mental health teams. Budgetary responsibility for these posts has been the responsibility of the respective management of these teams.

The following budget summary for 2015 to 2019 was provided by a Management Accountant as at 22 February 2019.

​Budget 2015 ​£36,773.00
​Actual 2015  ​£41,915.66
​Budget 2016 ​£326,830.00
​Actual 2016  ​£306,008.44
​Budget 2017  ​£477,466.00
​Actual 2017 ​£384,811.79
​Budget 2018 ​£680,417.00
​Actual 2018  ​£444,934.40
​Budget 2019  ​£664,186.00
​Actual January 2019 (to date) ​£44,227.87


It is noted that budgetary coding for out of hours payments has not always been paid to the specific budget object code and could have been paid out of basic pay. Further information is not held in a reportable format and it is estimated that it would exceed the cost limits set out within the Freedom of Information regulations to retrieve the data.


The job titles for these budget holders is as follows:


​2015 to June 2018





​Service Manager Adult Mental Health until retirement in June 2018. Interim Director of Governance, Quality and Nursing provided operational direction until December 2018 at which point the Interim Divisional Lead AMH was appointed Interim Divisional Lead – Adult Mental Health Services



​2016 to 2018




​Team Manager – Older Adults Mental Health Community Mental Health team


Head of Community Mental Health Services



​2017 to 2018



​Project Manager Legislation Team who was operationally managed by Project Lead Legislation.


The finance scheme of delegation states Interim Director for Governance & Quality/Head of Nursing but operational responsibility since December 2018 has transferred to the Interim Divisional Lead – Adult Mental Health.


Article referenced

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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