Joan Expresses Concern Over Social Work Failings

Joan McAlpine yesterday (Wednesday) wrote to Council Chief Executive Gavin Stevenson expressing concern about the findings of the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers Review of financial management within the social work department.

The report highlighted issues around the budgeting, management, delivery and reporting of shared services in Dumfries and Galloway.

Commenting, the SNP MSP said:

“I’m worried about the seriousness of the problems highlighted in the report.

“I have written to Mr Stevenson to seek assurances that urgent action will be taken to address the weaknesses and risks that were raised in the report.

“It is clear that the Council will require clear leadership and commitment to tackle these issues.”

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