Agency Usage

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Dear Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,

Can you please:

1. Provide the number of qualified social workers supplied through recruitment agencies, analysed by Children and Adult services

2. Provide information on the number of in-house residential units, day care centres and supported living settings currently using agency care / support workers, their locations, also analysed by Children’s and Adult Services

3. Advise which of question 2 are expected to be closed in 2012?

4. Provide an organogram showing the Social Services Departments within the Council Recruitment


5. What current formal arrangements are in place with regards to recruitment for Qualified Social Workers, Children’s Residential Recruitment, Children’s Services and Adult Services?

7. When are these agreements (contracts) due to expire and who is currently running the contract?

8. Who is the best person to speak to with regards to procurement?

Yours faithfully,

Movya Makambwe

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Movya,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Blackburn with
Darwen's agency usage for qualified social workers (reference 19289).
Your request was received on the 30th January 2012 and I am dealing it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this request, please contact Jonathan
Pickup on telephone number 01254 585582 or Heather Wolstenholme on 01254
585651. Alternatively, our email address is
[Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future


Jonathan Pickup
Information Governance Officer

Information Technology, Management and Governance
G Floor, Tower Block
Blackburn Town Hall

Tel: 01254 58 5852

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Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Thank you for your request for information regarding Social Work Agency
usage (reference number 19289). Please find our response attached. If
you have any queries regarding this request for information then please
don't hesitate to contact me.

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Sarah Slater, Information Governance Manager, Information Governance,
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, G Floor, Town Hall, Blackburn,
Lancashire, BB1 7DY.

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Kind regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Freedom of Information Officer
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Information Technology Management and Governance
Tel: 01254 585651
Fax: 01254 585286

Post: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, IT Dept, G Floor, Tower
Block, Town Hall, Blackburn, Lancs. BB1 7DY.
Email: [email address]

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