Dear Argyll and Bute 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?
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Dear Bob Lee
Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Use of Agency
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Dear Mr Lee
Request for information: Use of Agency social workers
I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 1st April 2021, split by:
As at 1st April 2021:
Children's agency social workers = 0
Adults agency social workers = 3
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?
Total spend for agency social work for 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021
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