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Dear East Ayrshire 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 in your organisation on Monday 4th May 2020, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles

b) Adults’ Services social work roles

2 – What was the average number of agency social work professionals in post at any one time during the first quarter of 2020 (January to March)

3 – What was the total spend by your organisation on temporary (agency) social work professionals during the financial year 1/4/19 to 31/3/20? For clarity this refers to the spend on qualified social workers.

4 – What was the average hourly margin (in £ and p) paid to recruitment agencies providing social work professionals for temporary roles during the financial year 1/4/19 to 31/3/20?

Yours faithfully,

Jim Ward

Freedom Of Information, East Ayrshire Council

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Dear Mr Ward,

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002. Please find attached a response on behalf of East
Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

 

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Francis Lannie

F P LANNIE

Information Governance Officer

Ext: 5296

 

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