Dear Trafford 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 Monday 20th May 2019, 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 1/4/18 to 31/3/19?

Yours faithfully,

Jim Ward

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you
Trafford Council

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Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Ward

Thank you for your email of the 07 June 2019 where you requested information about the use of agency social workers.

The information you requested is as follows.
  
1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on Monday 20th May 2019, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles
5 agency staff

b) Adults’ Services social work roles
12 agency staff

2 – What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/18 to 31/3/19?

The total spend for adults and children combined was £819,663.79.
The spend for the Adults service was £565,923.71 and for the Children's service was £209,081.54.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance
Legal Services | Trafford Council | Trafford Town Hall | Talbot Road | Stretford | M32 0TH
Email: [email address]

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