Supply of agency staff in children's and adults services

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough 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. How much spend has gone through the contract in relation to Children and Adults Social Work?
4. Have you procured Social Workers outside of this contract in the last 12 months?
5. If so how much temporary agency labour spend has there been in the Authority outside of the temporary agency labour contract in the last 12 months?
6. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Children’s Services in the last 12 months?
7. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Adults Services in the last 12 months?

Yours faithfully,

Dan

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Of course, full name is Dan Cooke

Yours sincerely,

Dan

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Cooke

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information enquiry.  Our response is
set out below.

 

1. Do you have contract of supply in place for temporary agency labour
within Children’s Services and Adults Services ? - Yes, via Matrix

 

2. When did this contract start and when is it due to expire? - 01/05/22-
30/04/24

 

3. How much spend has gone through the contract in relation to Children
and Adults Social Work? – As no timeframe has been specified we have
provided information from the last 3 financial years

 

Total agency spend 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23  (spend to
in: date)
Children’s services  £2,965,648  £2,412,151  £2,656,033  £3,505,730
Adult social care  £354,520  £222,088  £144,266  £265,710
services

 

 

4. Have you procured Social Workers outside of this contract in the last
12 months? – No

 

5. If so how much temporary agency labour spend has there been in the
Authority outside of the temporary agency labour contract in the last 12
months? - N/A

 

6. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across
Children’s Services in the last 12 months? – 30

 

7. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Adults
Services  in the last 12 months? - N/A

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

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Wirral Council

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