Dear Plymouth City 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,

Jim Ward

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear Mr Ward

FOI Reference: 909483

Thank you for your request for information about agency social workers. Your request was received on 6 June 2019 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 4 July 2019. Our response will be sent by email or hard copy depending on how you made your request and how the information is held.

If we're unable to gather the information you've asked for within the cost limit set by the government, which is 18 hours of staff time or £450, we will contact you to discuss how we can meet your information needs within this limit.

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

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

Please contact me if you're not able to find the information you're looking for.

For information about how Plymouth City Council will use the information you supply when making a request and the information rights you have please see our Privacy Notice: Information Access - Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

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Dear Mr Ward

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

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
T +441752398169
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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