Use of Agency Social Work Professionals

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Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

Please provide me with:

1. a copy of the Capita, "Neutral Vendor", contract and fee schedules for recruitment to Blackpool Borough Council

2. all agencies on the Capita contract for the supply of social workers, senior practitioners, assistant team managers, team managers and service managers (referred to from now as "qualified social work professionals") to Blackpool Borough Council

3. all agencies currently supplying Blackpool Borough Council with agency social work professionals

4. the total number of qualified social work professionals currently working on an agency basis at Blackpool Borough Council

5. the number and grade of qualified social work professionals currently working on an agency basis at Blackpool Borough Council by supplier

6. the number and grade of qualified social work professionals currently working on an agency basis at Blackpool Borough Council by department

7. the pay and agency charge rate of each qualified social work professional currently working on an agency basis at Blackpool Borough Council by department

8. the fiscal budget for qualified social work professional recruitment through agencies for 2009-2010

9. the fiscal budget for qualified social work professional recruitment through agencies for 2010-2011

10. the total fiscal spend on agency qualified social work professionals by department for the last 12 months

11. the total fiscal spend on agency qualified social work professionals by agency for the last 12 months

Yours faithfully,

A Elliott

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear A Elliott,

Thank you for your email dated 23rd March 2010,

So that we can deal with your enquiry, your email has been sent to: -

Department: FOI Support - Social Services

This Department will now deal with your enquiry.

If you have any further queries, please contact Customer First by:-

Email [Blackpool Borough Council request email]
Telephone 01253 477477
Facsimile 01253 478808
Web site www.blackpool.gov.uk

Or visit the Customer First Centre on Corporation Street Blackpool FY1
1NA.

We are open:-
Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30pm for Face to Face enquiries
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm for telephone enquiries on 01253 477477.
Saturdays 9am to 2pm for Face to Face and Telephone enquiries

Please note our busiest times are Mondays and Fridays and over lunchtime
(12pm to 2pm).

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Steve Greaves, Blackpool Borough Council

Thank you for your request for information that we received on 23 March
2010. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information you have requested within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to any
exemptions that may apply.

You should note that the Act defines a number of exemptions that may
prevent disclosure of the information you have requested. If any of the
exemption categories apply, the information will not be disclosed. If
there are references to a third party, they may be consulted prior to a
decision being made on whether or not to disclose the information. You
will be informed if either of these is applicable, including your rights
of appeal.

There may be a fee payable for this information. If this is the case, you
will be informed in writing and a `Fees Notice' will be issued. The fee
must be paid before the information is processed and disclosed. The 20
working day time limit for responses will commence on receipt of the
payment if a fee is applicable.

If appropriate, the information will be provided by email. If you require
another format, e.g. audio, large print, translation or CD, please let me
know.

If you have any queries you can contact me or write to: FOI, Town Hall,
Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at [1][Blackpool Borough Council request email].

Steve Greaves

Customer Care & Information Officer

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Debbie Botham, Blackpool Borough Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I am writing regarding your request for information that we received on
23.03.10. In that request you asked us for information regarding the
use of Agency Social Work Professionals.

To help me meet your request, please can you answer the question below?

The contract we have with Capita is "Master Vender" and not
"Neutral Vendor" does this change the request in anyway?

Thank you

Debbie Botham
HR Systems and Information Officer
Tel 01253 477242

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Dear Debbie Botham,

No this does not effect

Yours sincerely,

A Elliott

Debbie Botham, Blackpool Borough Council

2 Atodiad

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 23/03/10.

A copy of the information is attached.

If you have a complaint about the handling of your request you may ask
for an internal review and you should submit this in writing to: Council
Complaint, Blackpool Council, PO Box 50, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA.

If you are not happy with the outcome of the review, you have the right
to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. You
can contact the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,
(www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk).

If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write
to: FOI, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at
[Blackpool Borough Council request email]. Please remember to quote your
reference number when you contact us.

Yours sincerely

Debbie Botham
HR Systems and Information Officer
Ext 7242

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