Dear Buckinghamshire 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

Buckinghamshire Council

 

 

 

 

Dear Bob Lee

 

Thank you for your information request received on 12 April 2021.

 

We can confirm receipt of your request for information and will handle it
under the most appropriate legislation.  

Your case reference number is FOI 23888

 

You can expect to receive a response by 11 May 2021.

 

The Council will be in touch if we need any further information.

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team

Buckinghamshire Council

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Dear Mr Lee

FOI 23888

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire Council and your request for
information regarding the use of Agency Social Workers.

 

This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please find the relevant details below.

 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 - 118
 b. Adult’s Social Care Social Work roles - 27 

 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 agency spend for agency social work professionals during the time
period specified above was £10,508,246.80

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