Use of Agency social workers

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Dear Kingston upon Thames 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

RBK FOI, Kingston upon Thames Borough Council

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HR Data, Kingston upon Thames Borough Council

Dear Mary,  

I refer to your request for information received on 21/04/2021 concerning
Use of Agency social workers. 

 

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 - n/a - Children's Social Care is
delivered by [1]Achieving for Children, a community interest company (a
not-for-profit social enterprise) created in 2014 by the Royal Borough of
Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond to provide their children’s
services.
b) Adults’ Services social work roles - 13

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? -
£485,771

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Jaspreet Kang

Digital & Data Partner

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