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Number of staff disclosing disability (R011993)

Number of staff disclosing disability (R011993)

Thank you for your request dated 22 December 2015 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information: “Can you please provide a breakdown of: 1. the number of staff who disclosed a disability in the years 2010 - 2015; 2. whether they are lawyers or non-legal staff members; 3. the category of disability disclosed (e.g. mobility, learning, communication); 4. a list of reasonable adjustments made in the years 2010 - 2015.”



I attach at Annex A a breakdown of the available information you have requested at Points 1, 2 of your request.

 

In respect of Point 3 of your request, the categories of disabilities disclosed are only available for the years 2013-2015 and are: Learning Disability; Physical Disability; Long Term Illness; Mental Health; Undisclosed; and Other.  

The information you have requested at Point 4 of your request is not currently recorded in a format that is easily accessible. While we do endeavour to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the costs of locating, retrieving and providing the information requested would exceed the upper cost limit of £600.  Under Section 12 of FOISA public authorities are not required to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying would exceed the upper cost limit, which is currently set at £600 by Regulations made under Section 12.

In order to provide accurate information regarding any reasonable adjustments made in the years 2010-2015, Crown Office staff would be required to consider individually each personnel file as there may be local awareness of adjustments required and staff may not have disclosed their disability to our HR Division and the time taken to complete this task would exceed the upper cost limit.

However, reasonable adjustments may be organised with our HR Division or through arrangement in local offices, in some instances with HR or the local office working with our Estates and IT colleagues. Examples of reasonable adjustments would include special arrangements regarding office seating, furniture and IT equipment, allocation of easier access office accommodation, and changes to work patterns.


Annex A

Number of Staff who have disclosed a disability

 
         
  Years

Number

   
  2010

38

   
  2011

41

   
  2012

44

   
  2013

79

   
  2014

76

   
  2015

85

   
         
Non-Legal/Legal Staff Split

   
         
  Years

Non-Legal

Legal

 
  2010

28

10

 
  2011

27

14

 
  2012

30

14

 
  2013

50

29

 
  2014

48

28

 
  2015

50

35