Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough 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

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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content is safe. Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough 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) Childrenb .s
Services social work roles b) Adultsb . 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
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Dear Rob,

 

Further to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act dated
21 April 2021, please see attached information.

 

Kind Regards

Katie Cullen

Senior HR Assistant

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