Dear Plymouth City 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,

Rob Parker

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear Mr Parker

My Ref: 899235

Thank you for your request for information about agency social workers. Your request was received on 9 May 2018 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days, that is by 7 June 2018. Our response will be sent by email or hard copy. This will depend on how you made your request and how the information is held.

If it isn't possible to gather the information asked for within the cost limit set by the government, which is 18 hours of staff time or a cost more than £450 under Section 12 of the Act, we will contact you to discuss how we can best meet your information needs within the limits.

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website: https://ico.org.uk/.

We also have information available on our website:
https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil...

If you cannot find the information you require please contact me using the contact details below.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
T +441752398169

E [email address]

www.plymouth.gov.uk

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

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Dear Mr Parker

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
T +441752398169

E [email address]

www.plymouth.gov.uk

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