Dear Somerset Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I'd like to request the following information:

1. Does the council have a preferred agency/agencies for the supply of temporary staff within

A) Adult Social Care settings

B) Children's Social Care settings

2. What is the council's process in reviewing/appointing preferred agencies

3. Excluding care at home and domiciliary care, what was the council's total spend on agency staff in:

3a) 2022-2023 within Adult Social Care settings

3b) 2022-2023 within Children's Social Care settings

3c) 2023-2024 within Adult Social Care settings

3d) 2023-2024 within Children's Social Care settings

4. What was the total spent on agency Nurses (excluding care at home/domiciliary care) in

4a) 2022-2023

4b) 2023-2024

5. A list of the care settings where agency staff was provided via funding from Somerset Council over the past 12 months

Many thanks,

Kate

Dear Somerset Council,

Apologies I missed off my surname,

Best wishes,

Kate Simmons

Somerset Council

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DearΒ Kate Unknown
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Thank you for your request for information, which falls under theΒ 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
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I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is becauseΒ  we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the information.Β 
Therefore I should be grateful if you would please:
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Provide a surname so that we may:
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1. confirm the validity of your request
2. Add your request fully to our system.
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I will not be able to process your request without this extra information
from you. Please let me know as soon as possible but in any event by
theΒ 07/05/2024.
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If we do not receive the information we need by this date, I will assume
that you do not wish to continue with your request and I will consider it
closed.Β 
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Please quote the reference number 14609297 in any future communications.
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Yours faithfully

Jo Adams
Data Protection Records and Information Request Officer
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Dear Jo,

Apologies - Kate Simmons

Many thanks,

Somerset Council

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Our reference: 14609297
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DearΒ  Kate Simmons
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Thank you for your request for information aboutΒ  Agency healthcare staff
usage and expenditure Β which we received on 26 April 2024 .

We are currently dealing with yourΒ requestΒ under theΒ  Freedom of
Information Act 2000 Β andΒ we aim to send our response to you on or before
28 May 2024 . Β 
TheΒ  Freedom of Information Act 2000 Β may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested.Β  If this is the case we
willΒ carry outΒ an assessment and will inform you of anyΒ  exemptions Β that
apply.
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In some cases, a fee may be payable. If this happens, we will send you a
fees notice detailing a summary of the proposed cost, and terms of
payment, which would need to be paid before we are able to proceed.

If you have any further queries or would like to discuss your request
please contact me quoting your reference detailed at the top of this
email.

Please note: the structure of local government in Somerset has changed
from a 2-tier to a unitary structure.Β  Somerset Council now covers all
services previously provided by the County Council and the four former
District Councils - Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton and South
Somerset.Β  If you use a distribution list to submit FOI/EIR requests,
please ensure that addresses ending @mendip.gov.uk, @sedgemoor.gov.uk.
@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk and @southsomerset.gov.uk are deleted and
that all requests for information are made using [1][Somerset Council
request email].Β 

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Yours faithfully

Jo Adams
Data Protection Records and Information Request Officer
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Β 
DearΒ  Kate Simmons
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Thank you for your request for information received onΒ  26 April 2024 .
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Please find attached our response to your request.
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Yours faithfully

Jo Adams
Data Protection Records and Information Request Officer
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NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Jo,

Thank you very much,

Best wishes,

Kate Simmons