Dear Brent 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,

Bob Lee

Freedom of Information, Brent Borough Council

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Dear Bob Lee 

RE: FOI: Use of Agency social workers 
Thank you for contacting the council on 12/04/2021.
Your case will be assigned to an officer and you should receive their
details soon.

Please use this reference number IRC-04874-Q2W5Y4 when contacting us about
this case.
Please note that we may require further information in order for us to
proceed, in which case we will contact you. 

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please visit our website: [3]https://www.brent.gov.uk/your-council/ 
Yours sincerely 
London Borough of Brent

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Our Ref: IRC-04874-Q2W5Y4

Dear ‎Bob Lee

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your information request received on 12/04/2021. This
request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I
apologise for the delay with the response.
 
I can confirm that Brent Council holds the information you have
requested.

You requested the following information:

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?

Our response:
 
1.    a) Children’s Services social work roles - 74
      b) Adults’ Services social work roles - 63
 
2.   £8,789148.51
 
If you are dissatisfied with the way, in which your request has been
handled or the outcome, you may request an internal review within two
calendar months of the date of this response by writing to the following
address:

Freedom of Information
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

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If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or internal
review, you have a right to appeal directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Phone: 0303 123 1113
Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk

I will now close your request as of the date of this letter. 

Yours sincerely 
 
 
Dorothy Watson
FOI and Complaints Investigation Officer

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