Use of Agency social workers

Bob Lee made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire County Council

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Dear Lancashire County 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 1st April 2020, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles
b) Adults’ Services social work roles

2 - How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency) basis at the Council on 3rd August 2020, split by:

a) Children’s Services social work roles
b) Adults’ Services social work roles

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?

Yours faithfully,

Bob Lee

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Good Morning,

 

Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

 

We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your enquiry of 19.08.20 in which
you request the disclosure of information.

 

We can confirm that your enquiry will now be assigned to an officer who
will commence a search for the information you require and they will
respond in due course. The deadline date for issuing you with a full
response is 17.09.20. We will endeavour to provide a response well in
advance of this date, however, should we envisage any delays, or require
more details from you, we will contact you immediately.

 

If you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting ref 984.888 (AO'K).

 

Please note that due to the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic the County
Council's resources are being diverted to cover critical functions and
some employees have had to make changes to their usual working
arrangements.  This means that, despite our best efforts, there may be a
delay in issuing our response to you.  We appreciate that this may cause
some inconvenience but we trust you understand that, in the current
crisis, it is inevitable that some delays may be experienced.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

On Behalf of the Information Governance Team Lancashire County Council PO
Box 78 County Hall Preston

PR1 8XJ

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Lee,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your enquiry of 19 August 2020, in which you request the
disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are
now in a position to respond.

 

 1. How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 1st April 2020, split by:

a)    Children’s Services social work roles

50.

b)    Adults’ Services social work roles

11.

 

 2. How many qualified social workers were working on a temporary (agency)
basis at the Council on 3rd August 2020, split by:

a)    Children’s Services social work roles

35.

b)    Adults’ Services social work roles

10.

 

 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?

£5,830,892

 

We trust that our response is to your satisfaction, and your request will
now be closed as of this date.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

The Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

PO Box 78

County Hall

Preston

PR1 8XJ

 

Email:     [1][Lancashire County Council request email]

 

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