Statistics around agency spend in Social Services for 2017

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Shelley Stonehouse

Dear St Helens 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
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

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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20/11/2017 15:47:02 GMT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Statistics around agency spend in
Social Services for 2017

Dear St Helens 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 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
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St.Helens Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

I thank you for your recent enquiry and would respond as follows:

 

 1. Children's Services - agency workers since 01/01/2017:
How many agency Team Managers? - 0
How many agency Snr Practitioners? - 0
How many agency Qualified Social Workers? - 26
 
 2. Adults Services – agency workers since 01/01/2017:
How many agency Team Managers? - 0
How many agency Snr Practitioners? - 0
How many agency Social Workers? - 10
How many agency AMHP's? - 1
 
 3. Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Adults Services has
been on the above roles from Jan 2017 - Oct 2017? £92,774.75
 
 4. Can you please confirm what your overall spend in Children's services
has been on the above roles from Jan 17 - Oct 17? £256,755.19
 
 5. Can you please confirm who your master vendor is for the supply of
agency staff into social services. We do not have a master vendor, but
do have a contract in place with a neutral vendor provider which is
Matrix SCM
 
 6. 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% (£349,529.94)
 
 7. 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. NIL
 

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