Dear Angus 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

Angus Council Information Governance, Angus Council

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Reference: FOI-329903789
Date of request: 28/04/2021
Title of request: Use of Agency Social Workers (BA)

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Reference: FOI-329903789
Date of request: 26/04/2021
Title of request: Use of Agency Social Workers (BA)

Dear Bob Lee,

Request for Information

Thank you for your request for information dated 26 April 2021 (received
by the Council that same date) which has been passed to me for attention.

You have requested the following information:

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

None as at 1^st April 2021

 

b) Adults’ Services social work roles

None as at 1^st April 2021

 

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?

Supplier Name   Spend (incl. Spend (excl.
VAT) VAT)
ASA RECRUITMENT NO PAYMENTS 20/21 £0.00 £0.00
BRIGHTWORK LIMITED NOT ON SYSTEM £0.00 £0.00
RANDSTAD PUBLIC SERVICES LTD   £34,934.21 £29,111.81
SERVICE CARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED NO PAYMENTS 20/21 £0.00 £0.00
SOCIAL CARE COMMUNITY
PARTNERSHIP LIMITED   £2,757.10 £2,297.57
TRIPOD PARTNERS   £3,171.36 £2,642.80
TOTALS   £40,862.67 £34,052.18

 

Please note that this information is for contracted suppliers under the
following Scotland Excel framework agreement: Social Care Agency Workers,
Ref: 20/17. Information is not held on any spend by Angus Council on
temporary agency social work staff with agency suppliers not on that
framework agreement.

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Yours sincerely

Alison Duthie
Assistant FOI Officer

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