Agency Spend for 2017

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

Could you please provide me with a total agency spend broken down by both (A) Contract Agency Spend, and (B) Off Contract Agency Spend (non tender agreement), between January 2017 and December 2017 for the following:

Qualified Social Workers
Social work assistants
Social Care Workers
Support workers
Dietitians
Occupational Therapists
Physiotherapists
Radiographers
Speech and Language Therapists

Yours faithfully,

Chris Tervit

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Please find below the Council's response to your request 304805 which was received on 03/01/2018.

Details of request: Could you please provide me with a total agency spend broken down by both (A) Contract Agency Spend, and (B) Off Contract Agency Spend (non tender agreement), between January 2017 and December 2017 for the following:

Qualified Social Workers
Social work assistants
Social Care Workers
Support workers
Dietitians
Occupational Therapists
Physiotherapists
Radiographers
Speech and Language Therapists

Response:

Please find attached information on agency spend by social work services. You will, however, note that there has not been any spend on some of the positions that you have specified.

Unfortunately, the finance service and its management system does not distinguish between Contract Agency Spend and Off Contract Agency Spend therefore we are unable to provide a breakdown of the spend between these categories. Therefore in accordance with Section 17(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Dumfries and Galloway Council advises you that this information is not held.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

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