Dear Argyll and Bute 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,

Walter White

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Walter White

Request for information: Agency Worker Use within Social Work

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:14687.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
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Dear Mr White

 

Request for information: Agency Worker Use within Social Work

Reference: argyllbuteir:14687.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

I have provided the following information in fulfilment of your request:

 

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 calendar year;

 

1) The number of agency social workers used in

 

(a) Adult Services - 7 (3 x from Seven and 4 x from Randstad).

(b) Children and Families - 1 (from Randstad)

(c) Criminal Justice - 0

 

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

 

 

Head of
Children,
Head of Families
Adult and Grand
Row Labels Care Justice Total
RANDSTAD
CARE LTD 226,837 17,593 244,431
SEVEN
RESOURCING
LTD 54,568 15,209 69,777
Grand
Total     314,208

 

Please note: The sub-total spend above in red includes Social Worker, MHO
and HCA roles. Our financial system is unable to split spend by role, only
by supplier.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Fiona Anderson   [4]CSE
Small
Compliance and Regulatory (7)
Officer

Legal and Regulatory
Support

Argyll and Bute Council

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

Argyll

PA31 8RT

 

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