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Disability – Staff in COPFS

17 May 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Disability – Staff in COPFS

Thank you for your email dated 11 April 2013 in which you requested information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to the following questions:



1. How many staff have a declared physical disability?

2. How many have a declared mental or developmental disability?

3. How many staff with disabilities (1) and (2) work: (a) in support positions, and (b) as procurators?

4. How many staff in (1) (2) and (3) work full-time, and how many part-time?

Please note the information in response to your questions below, for each question as at 31 March 2013.

1. How many staff have a declared physical disability?

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) encourage employees to disclose disabilities through our Equal Opportunities monitoring practices. This information is provided by employees on a voluntary basis. Not all employees have provided a disability reason. 79 members of staff employed as at the end of March 2013 had declared a disability, 37 of these were attributed to physical disability.

2. How many have a declared mental or developmental disability?

12 members of staff have declared either a mental health condition or learning difficulty. There are no specific declarations from employees relating to developmental disability.

3. How many staff with disabilities (1) and (2) work: (a) in support positions, and (b) as procurators?

Position

Support Positions

Legally Qualified Positions

Declaring disability



49

30

Declaring physical disability

20

17

 

I am unable to provide numbers for those declaring either a mental or learning difficulty disability as numbers of less than 5 and associated secondary data is not provided to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals.

4. How many staff in (1) (2) and (3) work full-time, and how many part-time?

Disability Category

Full time staff

Part time staff

No’s declaring disability

67

12

No’s declaring physical disability

31

6

 

To prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals I am unable to provide numbers for (2) and (3). Numbers of less than 5 and associated secondary data is not provided to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals.

Prior to April 2012 the reasons for disability were not recorded. The table below shows the number of staff declaring disability for each type of position and type of employment contract from January 2009 to January 2012.



Numbers of staff who declared a disability



Year

Support Positions

Legally Qualified Positions

January 2009

13

7

January 2010

28

10

January 2011

28

14

January 2012

30

14



Numbers of staff who declared disability

Year

Full Time staff

Part time staff

January 2012

39

5

 

I am unable to provide numbers for the employment contract types for January 2009 to January 2011 as numbers of less than 5 and associated secondary data is not provided to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals.