Use of temporary social workers

Jim Ward made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sutton Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Sutton Borough Council,

I would like to request that you provide the following under the
Freedom of Information Act:

How many qualified Social Workers were working on a temporary
(Agency) basis at the Council on 8 April 2013 analysed by:

1. Children’s Services

2. Adult Services

Yours faithfully,

Jim Ward

Freedom Of Information, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Jim Ward

(please quote in correspondence)


I acknowledge your request for information received on 12 April 2013
relating to Temporary Social Workers. 


Your request is being considered and, if it is held, you will receive the
information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as
defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information
not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.


If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print, etc. then please let me know.


For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.


If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.


A fee may be payable for this information. This will be considered and you
will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid
before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time
limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.


Please be advised that in line with London Borough of Sutton’s commitment
to transparency, in due course an anonymous copy of your request and our
response may be published on our website.


Yours sincerely


FOI Admin Officer

London Borough of Sutton



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MarieAnge Combe,

Dear Jim Ward,




I refer to your request for information received on 12^th April 2013
concerning Temporary Social Workers. 

You have asked how many qualified Social Workers were working on a
temporary (Agency) basis at the Council on 8th April 2013 within
Children’s Services and Adults Services.     

I can confirm that on 8^th April, there were 61 Agency Social Workers
within Children Services and 4 within Adults Services.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your request has been handled you
have the right to ask for an internal review.  Please notify us in writing
as soon as possible with the grounds upon which you feel the appeal is
justified to : [1][Sutton Borough Council request email]  or by post to Corporate Customer Care
Team, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA.

We aim to respond to you within 20 working days of receiving your request.
If it is going to take longer we will let you know.

 Should you still be dissatisfied with the outcome you have the right to
refer to the Information Commissioner: Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [2]


Yours sincerely


MarieAnge Combe

Contracts Manager

Merton and Sutton HR Shared Service

 Tel: 0208 545 3394



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