Dear Perth and Kinross Council,

I am seeking information relating to the use of agency social workers within the Council. Please could I ask you to supply the below information for the 2021 calender year;

1) The number of agency social workers used in

(a) Adult Services
(b) Children and Families
(c) Criminal Justice

2) A breakdown of the agencies used, spend per agency, and the volume of workers engaged from each

Yours faithfully,

Gus Frings

FOI, Perth and Kinross Council

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Dear Gus

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Request for Information – Agency Social Workers

 

I refer to your request for information dated 05 September 2022

 

The information you requested was:-

 

1) The number of agency social workers used in

 

(a) Adult Services

(b) Children and Families

(c) Criminal Justice

 

2) A breakdown of the agencies used, spend per agency, and the volume of
workers engaged from each

 

Response 

 

In relation to the above, I have been advised of the following;

 

1. (a) Adult Services - 9

  (b) Children and Families – Nil

  (c) Criminal Justice – < 3*

 

2. I have to advise that two different services cover Adult Services and
Children and Families/Criminal Justice, I have provided the totals for
each service below –

 

Education and Children’s Services/Criminal Justice

 

• Agency – Randstad Solutions Ltd
• Cost –  £9,075.78
• Workers – < 3*

 

Health and Social Care Partnership

 

• Agency - Randstad Solutions Ltd
• Cost - £89,356
• Workers - 9

 

*Please note that where the information held relates to a very low number
of people (fewer than 3 in a category), or would enable a calculation to
be made that may result in a figure less than 3, I have withheld the
number as details could identify individuals.

 

I consider that this information is exempt under the terms of Section
38(1)(b), with reference to section 38(2)(A)(a), of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

This information is personal data as defined by Article 4(1) of the UK
General Data Protection Regulations.

 

The individual(s) concerned have not given their consent to the
information being disclosed to the person making the request.

 

Disclosure of the information, and any other information which is likely
to come into the possession of the person making the request would lead to
disclosing personal information relating to another individual who can be
identified from that information. The UK General Data Protection
Regulations set out principles for how personal data must be processed.

 

I consider that releasing this information would breach the following
principles;

 

(a)      Personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a
transparent manner - release of this information would breach this
principle as individuals had no expectation or understanding that this
personal information would be released to the public.

 

(b)      Personal data shall be collected for specified, explicit and
legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is
incompatible with those purposes- release of this information would breach
this principle as the purpose of obtaining and recording the personal
information was not to release the information to the public

 

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Should you require any further explanation or assistance please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Officer

Information Compliance Team

Legal & Governance Services

Corporate and Democratic Services

2 High Street

Perth

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