Use of Agency social workers

Rob Parker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Gloucestershire County Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Gloucestershire County 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 2020, split by:

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

2 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on 3rd August 2020, split by:

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

3 - What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/19 to 31/3/20?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Parker

Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

Information request
Our reference: 18756917

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Dear ‎Mr Parker‏
 
Request for Information (Reference: 18756917 )
 
Thank you for your request for information, received on 18 August 2020.
 
Request summary:
1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 1st April 2020, split by:
a) Children's Services social work roles
b) Adults' Services social work roles
2 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 3rd August 2020, split by:
a) Children's Services social work roles
b) Adults' Services social work roles
3 - What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency)
social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/19 to 31/3/20?
 
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Yours sincerely

Request Support Assistant
Information Management Services

01452 324000

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Gloucestershire CC, Gloucestershire County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 18756917

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Dear Mr Parker
 
On  18 August 2020 : you submitted a request under the Freedom of
Information Act asking the following:

1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 1st April 2020, split by:
a) Children's Services social work roles
b) Adults' Services social work roles
2 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 3rd August 2020, split by:
a) Children's Services social work roles
b) Adults' Services social work roles
3 - What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency)
social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/19 to 31/3/20?

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 s1, I can confirm that
Gloucestershire County Council does hold relevant information.
 
Please find this information attached.

Gloucestershire County Council has not withheld any information in
relation to this request under the exemptions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FoIA).

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of your request by writing to us within 40 working days of receiving this
response. The full procedure is on our website at [delete as appropriate]
[1]http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/datapr...
[2]http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foi. This should be addressed to:
 
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 2TG
[email address]

Yours sincerely
Stephen Taylor
Information Requests Officer
Information Management Service

01452 324000

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