Dear Gateshead Metropolitan 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 20th May 2019, 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 1/4/18 to 31/3/19?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Parker

CSG InformationRights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Parker

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.

Acknowledgement

Your request was received by this department on 03 June 2019.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 01 July 2019.

There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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Nicola Brannan, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Parker

Subject: Freedom of Information - Corporate Services and Governance - Human Resources and Workforce Development

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this service dated 3rd June 2019.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:

1 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on Monday 20th May 2019, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles - 11

b) Adults’ Services social work roles* Nil

2 – What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/18 to 31/3/19? £794,771.41

Please note:
The information provided in response to your request is copyright Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you to re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for photocopying or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the information you need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to Information Rights Officer, Corporate Services and Governance, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH or email [Gateshead Council request email]. You may be required to pay a fee or comply with conditions for permitted re-use.

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter, please contact Nicola Brannan on 0191 433 2477.

Yours sincerely

Nicola Brannan

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