Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on 1st April 2021, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles
b) Adults’ Services social work roles

2 - What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/20 to 31/3/21?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Parker

FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Case Reference: RFI 3856

Dear Rob Parker

Thank you for your email.

It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it.

If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

Yours sincerely

Disclosures Team
Customer Relations and Information Governance
Compliance and Assurance Service
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 0300 123 8 123 (Customer Contact Centre)
Email: [email address]
Visit: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. To learn more about how we handle your personal information when you contact the Council’s Data Protection and Compliance Team, please see our Advice, Enquiries and Complaints Privacy Notice on the Council's website or ask for a copy of the notice to be sent to you.

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Rob Parker,

Thank you for your request for information of 12th April 2021 which has been logged as RFI 3856 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We confirm that Cheshire West and Chester Council holds information relating to your request.

For the purpose of clarity your request has been reproduced below:

1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on 1st April 2021, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles
8

b) Adults’ Services social work roles
15

2 - What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/20 to 31/3/21?
£508348.26

We trust this answers your query.

The Council considers that your request has been answered in full by either confirming that information is not held, providing you with the information requested, or explaining why any information has been withheld and the reasons for any redaction. Where applicable, the Council has also told you the reasons for the delay in responding to your request.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled you can request a review by writing to the Disclosures Team within 40 working days from the date of the Council’s response.

You are entitled to a review by the Council if:
•You are dissatisfied with the Council’s explanation of why the application was not dealt with within the 20 working day time limit.
•All the information requested is not being disclosed and you have not received an explanation why some information is not being disclosed.
•A reason for the disclosures under the request being refused is not received.
•You consider that exemptions have been wrongly applied, and/or
•You consider that a fee has been wrongly applied.

Please set out your grounds for seeking a review together with what specific part of your request those grounds apply to and the outcome you are seeking. The Council reserves the right to ask you for clarification of the grounds for your review request if the grounds are not clear, and to delay commencing the review if such grounds are not provided.

The Disclosures Team can be contacted by email via: [Cheshire West and Chester Council request email] or at the following address:

Disclosures Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council
4 Civic Way
Ellesmere Port
CH64 0BE

The Disclosures Team will acknowledge a request for an internal review within 5 working days and complete the review as soon as possible and no later than 40 working days from receipt of the request.

More information about the Council’s internal review process can be found via:

http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk...

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your review, you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Website: www.ico.org.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

Disclosures Team – Customer Relations and Information
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Tel: 0300 123 8 123
Email: [email address]
Location: Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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