Use of Agency Social Workers

Jim Ward made this Freedom of Information request to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Neath Port Talbot County 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 Monday 3rd April 2017, analysed 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 1/4/16 to 31/3/17.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Ward

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received today, 12th April 2017. We are generally required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide you with a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 15th May, 2017. If we require any clarification or further details, we will contact you as soon as possible, if this is the case, then the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact this team.

FOI Team

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.
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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence which I
received 12^th April 2017.  Your enquiry is being dealt with by Financial
Services who will respond with the relevant information as soon as
possible. 

 

Regards

 

Yvonne

 

Yvonne Jenkins

Directorate Support Coordinator

Directorate Support Team

Tel: 01639 763035

 
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council/ Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot Tel/ Ffôn: 01639 763035
 

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

 

 

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Dear Yvonne Jenkins,

Please can you advise when a response to my question may be published? As a response was due by 15th May. Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Ward

Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Use of Agency Social Workers'.

I requested information on the number of temporary agency social workers working at the local authority on 12th April 2017. However, I am still yet to receive a response to my request despite the due date being 15th May 2017. I also sent a follow up request on June 5th, asking you to advise when a response to my question will be published, which I have not received a response to.

I would greatly appreciate if a response to my request could be published.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Jim Ward

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dear Mr. Ward,

I am in receipt of your email of today's date and confirm that I have forwarded to the Officer who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

Yours sincerely,
FOI Team

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.
Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended.
Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Dear Mr Ward,

Firstly, may I apologise for the length of time which has lapsed since your request; there appears to have been a misunderstanding on my part which I will endeavour to put right as soon as I possibly can and will contact you with our response in the very near future.

Kind regards

Yvonne

Yvonne Jenkins
Directorate Support Coordinator
Directorate Support Team
Tel: 01639 763035

 
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council/ Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot Tel/ Ffôn: 01639 763035

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.
Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or amended.
Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Ward,

 

May I take this opportunity to apologise for the lengthy delay in
responding to your request; the misunderstanding occurred when I received
two requests with almost identical subject titles, one was a collated
response for the FOI Team to process, the other (yours) should have been
processed by myself.  Unfortunately I closed your request in error and I
take full responsibility for this action.  Please, however, see our
authorised response attached.

 

1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on Monday 3rd April 2017, analysed by:

 

a) Children’s Services social work roles   2

b) Adults’ Services social work roles        4

 

2 – What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency)
social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/16 to 31/3/17.

 

Childrens            £199,100

Adults                   £234,300

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the
Authority’s FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons
why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority’s Monitoring
Officer at the following address:-

 

Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ

 

Please be advised that in the event that you decide to appeal to the
Monitoring Officer and are dissatisfied with his response, you are
entitled under the FOI legislation to appeal directly to the Information
Commissioner, whose address is:-

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 4AF

Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Regards

Yvonne

 

Yvonne Jenkins

Directorate Support Coordinator

Directorate Support Team

Tel: 01639 763035

 
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council/ Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot Tel/ Ffôn: 01639 763035
 

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i’r un safonau ac amserlenni
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This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
addressed.  If you have received this email in error, please notify the
sender immediately. Please note also that there is no guarantee that this
email or any attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted or
amended.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac at ddefnydd yr unigolyn neu'r corff y cyfeiriwyd hwy atynt yn unig. Os
ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn mewn camgymeriad, dylech hysbysu'r person
a anfonodd yr e-bost ar unwaith. Hefyd, sylwer nad oes unrhyw sicrwydd nad
yw'r e-bost hwn neu unrhyw ymgysylltiad yn rhydd o firws ac nad yw chwaith
wedi'i ryng-gipio na'i newid.

 

 

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