Dear Bridgend County 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?
FOI REQUEST X04-3048
We acknowledge your request for information received on 12th April 2021.
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Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office
Cyfarwyddiaeth y Prif Weithredwr| Chief Executive’s Directorate
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
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E-bost / E-Mail [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
Gwefan / Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X04-3048
We refer to your email dated 12^th April 2021 which contained a request
for information as set out in italics below. Following consideration of
your request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
respond to each point as follows:
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 - 4
b) Adults’ Services social work roles - 4
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?
Total spend in Social Services for 20/21 on Social Workers = £281,511.60
Split as follows:
Children’s Services £171,955.93
Adults Services £109,555.67
I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
have the right to request a review of the Council’s response to your
request for information. If you wish to request a review, please write to
the below address or email [Bridgend County Borough Council request email] . Following ICO
guidance, a request for a review must be made within 2 months of a
response being received.
Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend, CF31 4WB
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Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
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