Children's Social Work Staffing

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Torbay Borough Council,

This request concerns the Council's children's social work provision for the 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 budget years. Please first just clarify your budget year (i.e. July to June).

Then please provide a basic definition for permanent social workers and a definition for agency workers (i.e. staff who are used temporarily to cover shortfalls in permanent staffing levels)

Then for each of the three years, please detail:
- the average hourly equivalent pay for permanent social workers in the team, as well as the hourly equivalent pay for the most junior level of social worker you can employ.
- the average hourly wage for agency staff.
- the total number of permanent staff hours and the total number of agency staff hours.
- the total cost of permanent staff members and the total cost of agency staff members.
- the average time that individual agency staff members worked within the service (i.e. how long do they normally stay?).
- the proportion of agency hours that covered permanent staff vacancies (rather than maternity or sick leave).

Then, looking currently:
- how many agency staff are currently employed covering permanent positions (not maternity or sick leave).
- How many permanent staff members are currently employed.
- the number of applications you had for the last five permanent social worker roles that were advertised (and over what time period this was).

Finally, a couple of questions:
- Do you have difficulties recruiting to permanent staff roles within the team and, if yes, please give suggested reasons for this difficulty.
- Do you offer any incentives as part of the recruitment of social workers, either to the social worker themselves or a recruitment consultant?

Yours faithfully,

M Richards

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

Dear M Richards

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 22 January 2018. We are currently processing your request and will contact you within 20 working days.

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Torbay Council
 
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Dear M Richards

 

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