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Information regarding employment within Fair Start Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
1 Feb 2021
Information regarding employment within Fair Start Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000110881
Date received: 12 Nov 2020
Date responded: 11 Dec 2020
Information requested

Details of the number of staff currently employed to work for Fair Start Scotland, broken down by job title/area.

Response

I enclose a copy of some information you requested in the table below. 

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. This is because the release of specific job titles relating to specific organisations in geographical areas would allow for the identification of individuals. Disclosing this would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

 

Lot/Area  Local Authority Total amount
of staff*
Lot 1 - Glasgow Glasgow 55
Lot 2 - Lanarkshire N Lanarkshire
S Lanarkshire
53
Lot 3 - Tayside Angus
Dundee City
Perth and Kinross
37
Lot 4 - Forth Valley Falkirk
Stirling
Clackmannanshire
28
Lot 5 - East City of Edinburgh
East Lothian
Midlothian
Scottish Borders
West Lothian
Fife
66
Lot 6 - South West North Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
East Ayrshire
Dumfries and
Galloway
45
Lot 7 - North East Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
33
Lot 8 - Highlands and Islands Argyll and Bute
Eilean Siar
Highland Moray
Orkney Islands
Shetland Islands
39
Lot 9 - West E Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
E Dunbartonshire
W Dunbartonshire
Inverclyde
25

*Not all staff members are FTE (Full-Time Equivalent)

 

Scottish Government  Total amount of staff 
Fair Start Scotland Service
Design & Delivery Team*
21

*There are a number of SG staff who do not directly fall under FSS remit but who contribute to FSS on an adhoc basis. This includes staff working within Comms, Statistics, Research, Business Support and Finance Teams.

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