Dear Dorset Council,
I would like to request the amount spent on temporary (agency) unqualified social care roles between 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 by the local authority.
If you could advise the agency spend on Adults services unqualified roles
Agency spend on Children's services unqualified roles by the local authority for the last financial year.
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Dear Ms Greenall,
Information Request – reference no. DC0676
Thank you for your information request dated 14^th August, which has been
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
Please note: Dorset Council was created from 1^st April 2019 covering the
areas/services of the following former councils – Dorset County Council,
East Dorset District Council, Dorset Councils Partnership (made up of
North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth &
Portland Borough Council) and Purbeck District Council.
Dorset Council’s response to your request is below and comprises the
response provided by the former Dorset County Council as the previous
social care authority; this means that you will not receive separate
responses from the former councils.
Our answers to your questions are as follows:
I would like to request the amount spent on temporary (agency) unqualified
social care roles between 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 by the local
authority. If you could advise the agency spend on Adults services
& Agency spend on Children's services unqualified roles by the local
authority for the last financial year.
£801.85 (1x Childcare Assistant)
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