Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,
We would like to establish some information regarding contract of supply for agency labour staff in both children’s and adult’s services and we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions for us:
1. Do you have contract of supply in place for temporary agency labour within Children’s Services and Adults Services ?
2. When did this contract start and when is it due to expire?
3. Does the contract have an option to extend and at what date can this be triggered?
4. Is the contract under the M Star framework?
5. What level of savings were generated by the Authority under their temporary agency labour contract from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014?
6. How much temporary agency labour spend has there been in the Authority outside of the temporary agency labour contract from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014? (please state figure for Children’s and Adults services)
7. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Children’s Services in March 2014?
8. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Adults Services in March 2014?
Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 3916.
Thank you for your email of 21st March 2014 in which you requested information about the contract for agency spend on staff in Childrens and Adults Services.
Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance by 18th April 2014.
If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.
Information Management Team
T: 01223 699137
E: [email address]
Can you please advise when I might be able to receive this information?
Dear Mr Kelland,
Re: Freedom of Information request ref 3916
Thank you for your email below. Please accept my sincere apologies for
the delay in the Council's response to your Freedom of Information
request. Unfortunately, due to an administrative error, your request was
not processed immediately upon receipt, as is the Council's usual
procedure. This has been corrected and we are working to provide you with
a response as soon as practicable; we expect to be able to provide you
with a full response in the next ten working days. Should any further
delay occur, I shall of course keep you informed.
Please again accept my sincere apologies for the delay and I hope that it
has not caused you any inconvenience.
Information Governance Officer
Dear Mr Kelland
Thank you for your email of 21 March 2014 in which you requested information about contracts and agency spend. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay.
Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and I can confirm that Cambridgeshire County Council does hold this information. Please see the Council's attached response for further information.
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to Catherine Preston, Information Governance Manager, c/o Information Governance Team, Box SH1202, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date of this letter.
If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may 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 Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Information Governance Officer
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