Agency social care spend

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

Please could you provide me with the following information

1) Total spend on social care recruitment agencies between 2010 and
present, split into 1) Qualified Social Workers and 2)Other social
care staff.

2) Current contracts with social care agencies and what level of
contract ie PSL, Master Vend, Neautral Vend, with review/renewel
dates.

Yours faithfully,

D Stockdale

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Please find below the Council's response to your request 80830 which was received on 16/12/2014.

Details of request: Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

Please could you provide me with the following information

1) Total spend on social care recruitment agencies between 2010 and present, split into 1) Qualified Social Workers and 2)Other social care staff.

2) Current contracts with social care agencies and what level of contract ie PSL, Master Vend, Neautral Vend, with review/renewel dates.

Yours faithfully,

D Stockdale

Response: 1) Total spend on social care recruitment agencies between 2010 and present, split into 1) Qualified Social Workers and 2)Other social care staff.

2014/15 - £307,898
2013/14 - £121,809
2012/13 - £nil
2011/12 - £nil
2010/11 - £nil

The figure for 2014/2015 is the amount paid to date - there may be invoices still to be processed/received.

Social Work Services can only advise the total spends as shown above.
They are unable to split the qualified and other Social Work staff as the ledger only holds the total amount paid and not what for.

2) Current contracts with social care agencies and what level of contract i.e. PSL, Master Vend, Neautral Vend, with review/renewel dates.

Social Work Services recruit agency staff via the Scotland Excel Procurement framework and are unable to identify what level of contract with review/renewel dates.

The agencies we currently have involvement with are Seven Social Care, Reed Social Care and MacDonald McEwan.

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