John Webb


First they came for the communists,
and I did not speak out,
Because I was not a communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak out,
Because I was not a jew.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
and I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Next they came for the Catholics,
and I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Catholic.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left,
To speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller


We identified inconsistencies and variable standards of safeguarding practice within and between local teams and organisations. Most of the training provided by the council was basic. It did not adequately equip front-line staff and managers for their work in leading investigations.

From the recent CQC Inspection of Adult Social Services in Wirral . Read the full report, here


Mr Webb, Director of Adult Social Services, has requested early voluntary retirement.


Ship Of Fools


Do you need to be cared for or processed ?


Who will win The TUC’s Scrooge Employer of the year in 2010?

Last year you can guess who ?


Paul Bradshaw, Wirral Council’s head of human resources, said: “Wirral Council works closely with trade unions and staff to continually improve conditions of work for all of its employees. We have comprehensive policies in place to deal with many of the areas mentioned by the TUC. The council is going through a time of change which always presents challenges. We are, however, doing everything we can to support our staff through this period.”


Senior officers agree their redundancy terms


WIRRAL’S social services department was rated among the worst in England in a national assessment released today.