Dear Wirral 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,

Mary Watts

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Watts,

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Our response is below, alongside the questions you asked:

 

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 = 33

 

b) Adults’ Services social work roles = 10

 

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? =
£4,954,465.62

 

I trust this information assists with your enquiries.

 

If you were dissatisfied with the result of your internal review, you also
have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

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