Dear Bracknell Forest 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?
Dear Bob Lee
Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council (11/04/2021) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 11/05/2021) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.
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Dear Bob Lee
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Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of
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 - 8
b) Adults’ Services social work roles including Mental Health and out of
Hours - 16
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?
Childrens Social Care £440,041
Adults Social Care £915,455
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