Statistics around agency spend in Social Services for 2017

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Shelley Stonehouse

Dear Wirral Metropolitan 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, Snr practitioners & Qualified Social Workers at this time (week commencing 1.01.18)

Adults Services - current agency workers
How many agency Team Managers, Snr Practitioners, Social Workers & AMHP's at this time (week commencing 1.01.18)

Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Adults Services has been on the above agency roles from Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Children's services has been on the above agency roles from Jan 17 - Dec 17

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

Shelley Stonehouse

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Further to my request on the 3rd January I still have not had a response regarding the statistics around your agency spend for 2017

The allocated 20 days have now lapsed

Can you please respond to this as a matter of urgency

Yours faithfully,

Shelley Stonehouse

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Stonehouse

Thank you for your email. We do endeavour to answer all enquiries within the statutory timescale but unfortunately on this occasion we have been unable to do so. Please be assured that we are working on your request as a matter of urgency and will forward a response as soon as possible.

Please accept my apologies for this delay. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Senior Information Management Officer
Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

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Shelley Stonehouse

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for your reponse, I will watch out for this coming through

Yours sincerely,

Shelley Stonehouse

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Stonehouse

 

Further to your Freedom of Information enquiry regarding agency spend
within social services, please see Wirral Council’s response below.

 

1.            Children's Services - current agency workers: How many
agency Team Managers, Snr practitioners & Qualified Social Workers at this
time (week commencing 1.01.18) – See table

2.            Adults Services - current agency workers: How many agency
Team Managers, Snr Practitioners, Social Workers & AMHP's at this time
(week commencing 1.01.18) – See table

 

Children
  Agency %
Team/Group Manager 9 25%
Social Worker 62 35%
Senior Practitioner 11 38%
 
     
Adults
  Agency %
Approved Mental Health Professional 1 3%
Senior Practitioner 1 41%
Social Worker 8 38%
Team Manager 1 9%

 

 

3.            Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Adults
Services has been on the above agency roles from Jan 2017 - Dec 2017 -
£540,867

 

4.            Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Children's
services has been on the above agency roles from Jan 17 - Dec 17 -
£3,547,183

 

5.            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 - £4,088,050

 

6.            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. - £0.00

 

Thank you for your patience, we trust this information is of interest to
you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[1]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

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Dear Ms Stonehouse

 

Please note a slight correction for the data forwarded; it should read:

 

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        100%    £4,088,050

 

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.           0%   £0.00

 

Kind regards

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[1]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[3]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

 

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to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
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Shelley Stonehouse

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for sending this through. Can you confirm the numbers of agency workers rather than the percentage of workers. As I do not know how many people are in your teams I am unable to calculate how many agency workers this equates too
Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Shelley Stonehouse

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Stonehouse

 

Numbers of agency workers are shown in the table below

 

1.            Children's Services - current agency workers: How many
agency Team Managers, Snr practitioners & Qualified Social Workers at this
time (week commencing 1.01.18) – See table

2.            Adults Services - current agency workers: How many agency
Team Managers, Snr Practitioners, Social Workers & AMHP's at this time
(week commencing 1.01.18) – See table

 

Children
  Agency %
Team/Group Manager 9 25%
Social Worker 62 35%
Senior Practitioner 11 38%
 
     
Adults
  Agency %
Approved Mental Health Professional 1 3%
Senior Practitioner 1 41%
Social Worker 8 38%
Team Manager 1 9%

 

 

 

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