Use of Agency social workers

Rob Parker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to North Northamptonshire Council

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Dear North Northamptonshire 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

Data Requests, North Northamptonshire Council

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Lucy DaSantos, North Northamptonshire Council

Dear Rob

Thank you for your request of 19 April 2021 made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that North Northamptonshire Council does not hold the information requested.

You may already be aware of the local government restructure in Northamptonshire to create two new Unitary councils. North Northamptonshire Council has now replaced Northamptonshire County Council, Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council and the Borough Council of Wellingborough. Our response to your request is therefore reflective of each respective legacy authority. Please note, we do not hold data covering Northamptonshire County Council.

Your Request:

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?

Our Response:

Nil response. North Northamptonshire Council did not exist during the financial year in question; and this function was not held/provided by any of the former district or borough councils.

You may re-use the information under the terms of an Open Government Licence.

I trust the above is helpful, however if you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your enquiry or you are unhappy with the response provided, you have the right to request an internal review. You can do this by emailing [email address]

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Information Commissioner’s Office
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Lucy DaSantos | Information Officer
North Northamptonshire Council
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T: 0300 126 3000 | DD: 01933 231822

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