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Dear Aberdeenshire 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

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Human Resources FOI, Aberdeenshire Council

Dear  Mr Lee,

Can you please clarify your definition of Social Work professional? For
example are you referring to the wider scope of Social Care, or is the
request specifically for Social Workers only.

 

Kind regards

 

FoI Co-ordinator

Business Services.

 

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Dear Human Resources FOI,

To clarify, I'm referring to social workers only.

Yours sincerely,

Bob Lee

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your information request.

Please note that the Council is currently responding to the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) outbreak which may impact on the resources we have available to
respond to information requests.

If you are making a request for information under FOI(S)A we will aim to
respond within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days.

If you are making a request for environmental information under EIRs we
will aim to respond within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days.
However, for requests of a complex nature it could take us up to 40
working days. If so we will write and tell you this.

If you are making a request for information under DPA/GDPR we will aim to
respond within the statutory timeframe of one month except in the case of
complex or numerous requests in which case this period may be extended by
up to a further two months. If so we will write and tell you this.

Information Requests Privacy Notice: [1]https://tinyurl.com/yac8kodc

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Aberdeenshire Information Enquiries

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