Children's social worker workforce data

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Dear Thurrock Borough Council,

I am attempting to make an assessment of the impact of the IR35 changes that were made by the government in April as they impact upon the children’s services social worker workforce. I have data from Statistics: Children's social work workforce SFR08/2017 which gives me data for LAs as at September 30th last year.
Please advise the percentage of children’s services social workers as at the date at which you have the most recent information (indicating the date of course) who were directly employed by your Local Authority; employed on an agency basis; and the percentage of posts that were vacant.

Yours faithfully,

James Judge

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Mr Judge,

 

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Your request

 

I am attempting to make an assessment of the impact of the IR35 changes
that were made by the government in April as they impact upon the
children’s services social worker workforce. I have data from Statistics:
Children's social work workforce SFR08/2017 which gives me data for LAs as
at September 30th last year.

Please advise the percentage of children’s services social workers as at
the date at which you have the most recent information (indicating the
date of course) who were directly employed by your Local Authority;
employed on an agency basis; and the percentage of posts that were vacant.

Our Response

 

The percentage of Children Service’s Social Workers/Senior Practitioners
employed by our local authority: 8.77%

The percentage of Children Service’s Social Workers/Senor Practitioners
employed on agency: 5.18%

The percentage of Children Service’s Social Worker/Senior Practitioner
vacant posts: 3.30%

 

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Dear Thurrock Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Thurrock Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Children's social worker workforce data'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
According to data you supplied to DfE as at 30.9.16 37.9% of social workers were agency workers and 29% of posts were vacant. Please check the information you have provided.

With other LAs who have been asked the same questions there has been about a 2% shift in favour off direct employment.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

James Judge

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Mr Judge,

 

Thank you for your email regarding FOI 7135. Please see below our further
response.

 

The percentage of Children Service’s Social Workers/Senior Practitioners
employed by our local authority: 68.61%

 

The percentage of Children Service’s Social Workers/Senor Practitioners
employed on agency: 30.66%

 

The percentage of Children Service’s Social Worker/Senior Practitioner
vacant posts: 0.73%

 

Kind Regards,

Chloe

 

 

Chloe Green l Corporate Complaints and Information Governance Assistant I
HR, OD and Transformation

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Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

 

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From: James Judge [[4]mailto:[FOI #423931 email]]
Sent: 07 September 2017 06:00
To: [5][email address]
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Children's
social worker workforce data

 

Dear Thurrock Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Thurrock Borough Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Children's social worker workforce data'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
According to data you supplied to DfE as at 30.9.16 37.9% of social
workers were agency workers and 29% of posts were vacant. Please check the
information you have provided.

With other LAs who have been asked the same questions there has been about
a 2% shift in favour off direct employment.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

James Judge

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