Use of Agency social workers

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Dear Argyll and Bute 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 January 2020, 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, split by:
a) Children’s Services social work roles
b) Adults’ Services social work roles

3 – Which agencies do you currently use to supply social work professionals?

4 – what was the council’s spend on agency social work professionals per supplier in the past financial year (1/4/18 to 31/3/19)?

Yours faithfully,

Dee Green

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear Dee Green

Request for information: Use of Agency social workers

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Dear Ms Green

 

Request for information: Use of Agency social workers

Reference: argyllbuteir:11200.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

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 January 2020, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles

b) Adults’ Services social work roles

 

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Services Services
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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,
split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles

b) Adults’ Services social work roles

In 2018/19, social work spent a total of £981,035.03 on agency staffing
across adult services (£439,331.13), children's services (£484,766.09) and
criminal justice services (£56,937.81).

 

3 – Which agencies do you currently use to supply social work
professionals?

 

Agencies used
Sanctuary
Ranstad
TSCCP
Severn Resourcing
McDonald and McEwan Limited
Tripod Partners
MacDonald McEwan
Review Matters Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 – what was the council’s spend on agency social work professionals per
supplier in the past financial year (1/4/18 to 31/3/19)?

 

The breakdown per agency is provided in the table below:

 

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Yours sincerely

 

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From: Dee Green [[4]mailto:[FOI #637978 email]]

Sent: 22 January 2020 14:28

To: foi <[5][Argyll and Bute Council request email]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Use of Agency social workers

 

Dear Argyll and Bute 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 January 2020, 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,
split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles

b) Adults’ Services social work roles

 

3 – Which agencies do you currently use to supply social work
professionals?

 

4 – what was the council’s spend on agency social work professionals per
supplier in the past financial year (1/4/18 to 31/3/19)?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Dee Green

 

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