Dear West Lothian 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

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Dear Gus Frings

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Dear Requester,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.


Please see attached response from West Lothian Council.


If you have questions, please do get in touch.

Kind regards


Sarah Curtis

Business Support Assistant

Performance and Quality Team

Social Policy

West Lothian Council


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Livingston Social Work Centre

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EH54 6QJ


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