Social Work Expenses

Patrick Stephenson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Kirklees Borough Council

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Patrick Stephenson

Dear Doncaster Borough Council,

I hope this request finds you at a convenient time.

I would like to make the following FOI request and ask that you offer as much of this information as you possibly can in the most transparent format and style you can use.

1 – All agencies currently supplying the council with agency social work professionals.

2 – The agency charge and pay rate for each social work professional currently working for the council.

3 – The number of all qualified social work professionals working on an agency basis for the council along with their grade and department.

4 – An organization chart for the councils social services.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Stephenson

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Stephenson

I refer to your email below.

You have asked for information relating to Doncaster Borough Council and unfortunately this is not held by Kirklees Council.

Could you please therefore direct your request to the Doncaster Freedom of Information team.

Thank you

Information Access Team

E: [email address]

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Patrick Stephenson

Dear Freedom Info,

Many apologies for that mistake.

I do wish to direct this request to the Kirklees Borough Council. The introduction to this request was written incorrectly.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Stephenson

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Thank you for your recent email requesting information about the above.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
e: [email address]

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Patrick Stephenson

Dear Freedom Info,

It has been more than twenty working days since this request was acknowledged by you and I have yet to receive any information from you.

Please could you advise if you are unwilling/unable to provide the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Stephenson

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Mr Stephenson

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 30
March 2012.  Please can I first of all offer my sincere apologies to you
for the delay in responding.

 

The Council’s response to your specific requests is set out below:

 

1 – All agencies currently supplying the council with agency social work
professionals.

 

The Council has a Service Level Agreement with Matrix SCM to provide
temporary staff members, including Social Workers using a network of
recruitment agencies.  Matrix are responsible for liaising with the
recruitment agencies in order to provide suitable staff members to meet
the service requirement.

 

2 – The agency charge and pay rate for each social work professional
currently working for the council.

 

The pay rate is between £14.00 and £37.00 per hour including agency costs
based on experience, level of qualification and responsibility.

 

3 – The number of all qualified social work professionals working on an
agency basis for the council along with their grade and department.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet containing a list of current agency
social work professional posts.

 

4 – An organization chart for the councils social services.

 

Please see attached organisation charts for both Wellbeing & Integration
and Children & Young People Services.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original request and should be addressed to: The Monitoring Officer, the
Acting Assistant Director – Legal & Governance, Civic Centre 1, High
Street, Huddersfield HD1 2NF.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Team

Legal & Governance

Email: [1][email address]

Telephone: 01484 221744

Fax: 01484 221755

 

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Patrick Stephenson

Dear Freedom Info,

Thank you for responding to my request. That was an excellent example of a transparent and complete response and I do hope other councils follow you on this example.

I will look forward to the next time I am in need of information from Kirklees Council.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Stephenson