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Dear Warwickshire County 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

Warwickshire County Council

 
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Our reference: 6734560

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Dear Ms Watts
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 26 April
2021. We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000
 
Under our normal statutory requirements we are required to provide you
with a response within 20 working days of the receipt of your request.
Therefore we would aim to send a response by 25 May 2021. However, please
see ** below.
 

In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.

 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your right to request an internal review and to
complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
 
** Please note:
 

In line with many organisations, nationally and globally, Warwickshire
County Council is experiencing unprecedented challenges during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we will endeavour to adhere to our Information
Rights timescales during this period, there may be times when we need
to redirect our resources to assist the council and partner agencies to
respond to the outbreak.  Therefore, you may experience delays in
receiving a response from us in relation to information rights requests
during this time.   

Further guidance can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office
website
at  [1]https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/you...
appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time.  

 

 Kind regards

Joanne Price
Senior Business Support Officer

Business Support - Communities & Resources - Team 1
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

 

 

 

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Information request
Our reference: 6734560

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Dear Ms Watts
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 26 April 2021. 
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
Kind regards
 
Joanne Price
Senior Business Support Officer

Business Support - Communities & Resources - Team 1
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

 

 
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