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Plans to hand over social work control in Moray


By Alistair Whitfield


Moray Council will ask on Thursday for the approval of NHS Grampian for the proposed transfer of its social work services.

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As part of a management structure redesign the council intends to hand over control of both its family and criminal social work services.

Under the proposal the services will come, during the course of the next 12 to 18 months, under the command of the Moray Integrated Joint Board (MIJB).

The MIJB, which was established in April, 2016, is a partnership between NHS Grampian and Moray Council.

A report prepared by council officers states: "The council has proposed the delegation of further functions to the MIJB.

"In line with the legal process, work will commence in preparation of a detailed report for the delegation of Children's and Families Social Work and Criminal Justice Services to the MIJB with a timescale of completion set for 12 to 18 months."

NHS Grampian will meet on Thursday from 10.30am at CLAN house, Westburn Road, Aberdeen.



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