Use of agency social workers

Bob Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Bridgend County Borough Council

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Dear Bridgend County Borough Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
1 – The number of qualified social workers who were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on Monday 2nd April 2018, 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 1/4/17 to 31/3/18.

Yours faithfully,

Bob Lee

foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X04-150

 

We acknowledge your request for information received on 3 May 2018. 

 

We are considering your request and you should receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days, unless the information is
exempt or we require additional time to consider whether disclosure is in
the public interest in accordance with section 2 of the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

We will try to supply information in electronic format by email, but if
this is not possible we will let you know. If you have any special
requirements e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let us
know.

 

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information you have requested. Before we provide the information we will
consider whether it is proper to release it and if any of the exemption
categories do apply then the information will not be released. We will
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can find out more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales

2nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 02920 678400 Fax: 02920 678399

Email: [email address]

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office

Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol  |  Operational and Partnership
Services

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough
Council

Ffon / Phone: (01656) 643473

Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

 

E-bost / E-Mail [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]

Gwefan / Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk

 

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foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I write in respect of your request made on 3 May 2018.

Unfortunately we are not in a position to respond at this time. We will endeavour to provide you with a response in the next 10 working days.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

Yours sincerely

Y Swyddfa Rhyddid Gwybodaeth | Freedom of Information Office
Gwasanaethau Gweithredol a Phartneriaethol | Operational and Partnership Services
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-Y-Bont ar Ogwr | Bridgend County Borough Council
Ffon / Phone: (01656) 643473
Ffacs / Fax: (01656) 657899

E-bost / E-Mail [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
Gwefan / Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk

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foi, Bridgend County Borough Council

Dear Mr Lee,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X04-150

 

We refer to your email dated 3 May 2018 which contained a request for
information as set out in italics below.  Following consideration of your
request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I respond
to each point as follows:

 

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

1 – The number of qualified social workers who were working on a temporary
(agency) basis at the Council on Monday 2nd April 2018, analysed by:

 

a) Children’s Services social work roles -1

b) Adults’ Services social work roles-3

 

2 – What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency)
social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/17 to 31/3/18.

The total spend on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the
financial year 1/4/17 to 31/3/18 was £264,017.24

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

 

I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
have the right to request a review of the Council’s response to your
request for information.  If you wish to request a review, please write
to:

 

The Monitoring Officer

Bridgend County Borough Council

Civic Offices,

Angel Street

Bridgend, CF31 4WB

 

within 28 days of the date of this letter.  If you remain dissatisfied
with the outcome of that review, you may seek further recourse by lodging
an appeal with the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales

2^nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Tel:  02920 678400

Fax:  02920 678399

E:mail : [1][email address]

Website:  [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

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Freedom of Information Office

Bridgend County Borough Council

Level 2, Civic Offices

Angel Street

Bridgend

CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643565

Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]

 

 

 

 

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