Qualified Social Worker information

Carl Tinker made this Freedom of Information request to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Rochdale Borough Council,

I am gathering employment and local demographic data in relation to the local health & social care market place. It is with this mind that I hope you can supply the required information for the following job Category:
Qualified Social Worker – Please break this down (if possible) between: "Adult services" and "Children and Family Services"

If possible could this information please be presented for the year Jan 2010 - Dec 2010, showing both the annual total and monthly breakdown.

1.Total Number of staff Directly employed across the council per job type, by department
2.Number of temporary agency staff on placement within the council per job type, by department and by supplier
3.Total Number of permanent jobs filled/resourced through recruitment agencies
4.Total Spend on direct employment across the council per job type, by department
5.Total Spend on Temporary agency labour across the council, per job type, per department and by supplier
6.Total spend on Permanent fees paid to Agencies
7.Average Salary for each job role above based on results from 2010 for direct staff and agency staff

Notes:
1.I would like the information in electronic format (and if possible, in Excel to assist with calculations). This should avoid any printing cost issues.
2.Could you please indicate which directorate as well as department.

Your assistance with this request is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully

Carl Tinker

Mailbox Council, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for your e mail which has been forwarded to the appropriate
service who will reply direct to you

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact us

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Stacey Bullen L, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr. Tinker,

RE: - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request for information held by Rochdale Council which
was received at this office on 7^th June 2011, regarding Qualified Social
Workers.

I write to advise you that your request has been allocated to the
department best able to deal with your queries, and will be considered.
Please be advised that a charge may be applicable for your request but if
so, we will advise you of this in due course.

Should you have any queries, please contact us using the details below.

Yours sincerely

Stacey Bullen

Information Governance Unit

Tel: 01706 925505

Email: [email address]

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Dear Stacey Bullen L,

We have still not received a response to our FOI request we made in June. By law we should have received a response by now.

Please can you answer my request ASAP.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Tinker

Stacey Bullen L, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

I'm sorry, I'm on leave on Friday 19th August, and will be returning on
the morning of Monday 22nd August.

If your email is urgent, could I please ask you to forward it on to
someone else who is able to deal with it?

If your email is regarding the ALLIS Case Management System or Training,
please contact Joanne Delaney on 01706 925723 or at
[email address], or Michelle Taylor on
01706 925721 or at [email address].

If your email is regarding Information Governance (Freedom of
Information/Data Protection), please forward it onto [email address]
where a member of the Information Governance Unit will be able to help.

For any queries which are not urgent, I will respond to you as soon as
possible upon my return. Thank you, Stacey.

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Stacey Bullen L, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr. Tinker,

Thank you for your email of 19th August, and please accept my sincerest
apologies that a response has not yet reached you for your two Freedom
of Information Requests around Residential Support Workers and Qualified
Social Workers.

I am in the process of following up with the department which your
requests were allocated to, and hope to have a response to you very
soon. I will re-contact you before the end of Friday 26th August to
update you on the progress of your request.

I'm sorry again for the inconvenience that the delay in us providing
this information has caused, please let me assure you that your requests
are important to us and we are making it a priority to send this
information through to you.

Yours sincerely,

Stacey Bullen
Information Governance Unit
Floor 6, Telegraph House
Baillie Street
Rochdale
OL16 1JA

Tel: 01706 925505
Email: [email address]

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Stacey Bullen L, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr. Tinker,

Further to my previous email, I am re-contacting you to update you on the
progress of your Freedom of Information Request.

I have followed up with the department which your request was allocated
to, however they have unfortunately not yet been able to provide me with
all the information needed to fulfil your request. Please find responses
below for the questions which I am currently able to provide the
information for. Please accept my sincerest apologies for this, however I
hope to have the outstanding information for you very soon. I will
re-contact you before the end of Friday 2^nd September to provide you with
an update on your request.

Please find the responses to some of your questions below:

Total number directly employed across the council by department and
directorate:

136

Number of these who are temporary agency staff on placement within the
council by department and directorate and by supplier

Overall Number : 36

Directorates

Adult Care : 6

Child Care : 30

Staffing Agency

Sanctuary Personnel Ltd:3

Reed Specialist Recruitment T/A Reed Social Care: 1

HCL - Recruitment Specialist Group T/A RS Social Care: 4

Medicare First Ltd: 4

Randstad Care Ltd: 3

RIG Social Care North: 2

Semester Recruitment: 2

Capita Resourcing: 4

Hays Social Care: 2

Pulse Healthcare Limited: 1

Eden Brown Limited: 1

Academy Social Care: 2

4Social Work Ltd: 1

Maxxima Recruitment Ltd TA Swim Recruitment Ltd: 3

Liquid Personnel: 3

Total Number of these who are permanent who were filled/resourced through
recruitment agencies

There were no Qualified Social Workers filled/resourced through
recruitment agencies.

Total Spend on Temporary agency labour across the council, per department
and directorate and by supplier

Total Spend on qualified social workers: 434,723.44

Split by service:

Child Care

£370,231

Adult Care

£64,492.44

Unfortunately we do not currently have this information split down across
the various suppliers. However, this is one of your queries which I hope
to fulfil in my next email.

Total spend on Permanent fees paid to Agencies

As no Qualified Social Workers filled/resourced through recruitment
agencies, the spend in this area was nil.

I apologise again for any inconvenience that the delay in providing this
information has caused, your request is very important to us and I hope to
have the final pieces of information for you very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Stacey Bullen

Information Governance Unit

Floor 6, Telegraph House

Baillie Street

Rochdale

OL16 1JA

Tel: 01706 925505

Email: [1][email address]

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