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How many more scandals must we have before council officers are sacked?

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The reports findings should come as no surprise to anyone who has had the misfortune of having to deal with Wirral Council’s Senior Officers who lacking in both vision and values have comprehensively failed the citizens of Wirral. The primary concern of these Elite Officers is self advancement; they operate within a culture of collective self preservation that obviates constructive challenge and creativity in either forming policy or implementing practical solutions. It is a culture that is mirrored by the total lack of leadership provided by our local political clans who in the absence of any real competency or creativity default to tribal squabblings and cronyism; contenting themselves instead with posturing. With one or two notable exceptions our Senior Officers and Political Leaders are a throroughly self interested, self absorbed and self referring group that lack the talent and drive to arrest the economic and social decline of much of Wirral. Thank goodness that the Council’s services are delivered by a core of committed public servants who have not forgotten that the Council exists to serve its Citizens and not the reverse.

Comment on Wirral Globe website regarding how Wirral Council conduct it’s business.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/9263872.Shocking_report_demands__corrosive__culture_at_Wirral_Council_must_change/?ref=mr

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a £3m shortfall has been discovered due to potential “slippage” in savings that were predicted from reducing staff numbers through early retirement and redundancy.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/9267245.Social_services_needs_to_spend___1_5m_on_hiring_new_staff/

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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

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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