Use of agency social workers

Rose Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff 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,

Rose Smith

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Ms Smith,

Thank you for your request for information.

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relates to environmental information).

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Yours sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Ms Smith,

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of the
questions below regarding the use of agency social workers in our
Authority.

The Authority’s response is as follows:

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
1.6757 FTE

b) Adults’ Services social work roles
10.4424 FTE

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.
£1,051,670

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your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may be reached at
[1][email address] or at RCT CBC, Pavilions, Clydach Vale,
Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

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We trust this answers your queries.

Yours Sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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