Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on 1st April 2021, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles
b) Adults’ Services social work roles

2 - What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/20 to 31/3/21?

Yours faithfully,

Mary Watts

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Ms Watts,

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.17345

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested below:

 

1a) 15

1b) 8

2)   £1.679 million

 

For the above response we have included the following roles: Social
Worker, Experienced Social Worker and Advanced Social Work Practitioner.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Mark Stephens

Director of Business Transformation & Organisation Development

Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford  MK42 9AP

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