Statistics around agency spend in Social Services

Shelley Stonehouse made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Shelley Stonehouse

Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

Can you please provide the following information around Agency workers and overall spend in 2017 within your social services departments

Children's Services - current agency workers
How many agency Team Managers
How many agency Snr Practitioners
How many agency Qualified Social Workers

Adults Services - current workers
How many agency Team Managers
How many agency Snr Practitioners
How many agency Social Workers
How many agency AMHP's

Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Adults Services has been on the above roles from Jan 2017 - Oct 2017
Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Children's services has been on the above roles from Jan 17 - Oct 17

Can you please confirm who your master vendor is for the supply of agency staff into social services
Can you please confirm the % of filled roles via your master vendor in Social Services for the above roles and the value of spend from Jan - Oct 2017 on these placements

Can you please confirm the % of filled roles via Off contract agencies in Social Services for the above roles and the value of spend from Jan - Oct 2017 on these placements.

Yours faithfully,

Shelley Stonehouse
National Account Manager
Randstad Care
0191 2331381

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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HR Systems & Information, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Ms Stonehouse
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST
 
I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 20th November 2017.
 
The information that you requested is detailed below.
 
Children's Services current agency workers:
Team Managers - 1
Snr Practitioners - 1
Qualified Social Workers - 4
 
Adults Services current agency workers:
How many agency Team Managers - 0
How many agency Snr Practitioners - 0
How many agency Social Workers - 1
How many agency AMHP's - 0
 
Overall spend on the above roles from Jan 2017 - Oct 2017:
Adult's  - £78,633
Children's - £689,449
 
Master vendor for the supply of agency staff into social services:
– Reed
 
% of filled roles via your master vendor in Social Services for the above
roles and the value of spend from Jan - Oct 2017 on these placements:
– 100% filled by Reed
- Combined spend of Children’s & Adult’s is £768,082
 
% of filled roles via Off contract agencies in Social Services for the
above roles and the value of spend from Jan - Oct 2017 on these
placements:
– None
 
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