Use of Temporary Social Workers

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Dear Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request that you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
1. How many qualified Social Workers did you have working on a temporary (Agency) basis on 30 August 2016?
2. What was your total expenditure on temporary (Agency) Social workers supplied through a recruitment agency in the financial year 2015-16?

Yours faithfully,

Bob Lee

Tully Carly,

Dear Bob,

 

FOI 552- request regarding Social Workers

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request we are now
investigating the nature of the search and the quantity of information
requested. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act we will
expect to respond to this request in 20 working days.

 

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could stop the release of information. The information will be assessed
for these exemptions prior to us releasing the information to you. We will
advise you if we are unable to provide the information requested and will
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your request in line with section 12 of the Act. If there is a cost
associated with your request we will contact you and explain the cost.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

 

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Sparrow Katie,

Dear Bob,

 

FOI 552 - request regarding Social Workers

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request on the above
subject. We have completed our search for information and the details are
as follows:

 

1. How many qualified Social Workers did you have working on a temporary
(Agency) basis on 30 August 2016?

 

The Trust does not employ Social Workers within the Trust.  We did have
social Workers seconded to the Trust until a point in the last financial
however the secondment agreement with Local Authority has now ended.

 

2. What was your total expenditure on temporary (Agency) Social workers
supplied through a recruitment agency in the financial year 2015-16?

 

The Trust had no agency social workers in 2015/16

 

The full Freedom of Information Act 2000 is available on the legislation
website via the following link:
[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000.... The Trust is
regarding this response as a full and complete discharge of its
responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to
this request. I trust it fulfils your requirements but should you have any
concerns please do not hesitate to contact me and I will attempt to
resolve your issues.

 

In the event you pursue a complaint/investigation and are not content with
the outcome, you have the option to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

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