Dear Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

1. What is the total number of Social Workers employed in the council on a permanent basis & what proportion are employed on an agency basis - please provide break down based on department.

2. Who (post and name if appropriate) is responsible for recruitment and retention of social workers on an agency basis in the council?

3. Please confirm the sum of off contract spend within the Local Authority on temporary social workers, senior practitioners & team managers, i.e. that is paid for outside of any PSL or Managed Service Provider from between 1st of May 2017 - 28th of February 2018 - please break down based on department.

4. Please confirm the total spend within the Local Authority on temporary social workers, senior practitioners & team managers from between 1st of May 2017 - 28th of February 2018 - please break down based on department.

Yours faithfully,

D Hamed

FOI Team, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence which I
received 66^th March 2018.  Your enquiry is being dealt with by Financial
and Commissionig Services who will respond as soon as possible. 

 

Kind regards

Yvonne

 

 

Yvonne Jenkins

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Catherine Lewis, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

FAO D Hamed

I am replying to your FOI request as follows:

1. What is the total number of Social Workers employed in the council on a permanent basis & what proportion are employed on an agency basis - please provide break down based on department.

There is 1 agency Social Worker working in 'Social Services, Health and Housing'. There are 182 permanent Social Workers employed in 'Social Services, Health and Housing' and 1 permanent Social Worker in 'Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning'.

2. Who (post and name if appropriate) is responsible for recruitment and retention of social workers on an agency basis in the council?

Mr Andrew Jarrett, Director of Social Services, Health and Housing and Mr Aled Evans, Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning.

4. Please confirm the total spend within the Local Authority on temporary social workers, senior practitioners & team managers from between 1st of May 2017 - 28th of February 2018 - please break down based on department.

I have interpreted 'temporary' as meaning 'agency' workers.

The total spend in the requested period was £310,690.03 used in 'Social Services, Health and Housing'.

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Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer Civic Centre Port Talbot
SA13 1PJ

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Yours faithfully

Catherine Lewis

 
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Yvonne Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Good afternoon,

 

Further to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act please
see our response below:-

 

3.            Please confirm the sum of off contract spend within the
Local Authority on temporary social workers, senior practitioners & team
managers, i.e. that is paid for outside of any PSL or Managed Service
Provider from between 1st of May 2017 - 28th of February 2018 - please
break down based on department.

 

Ans:     NPTCBC do not spend on this type of contract.

If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request, under the
Authority’s FOI Policy, you may appeal in writing setting out the reasons
why you think the decision is erroneous, to the Authority’s Monitoring
Officer at the following address:-

Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ

 

Please be advised that in the event that you decide to appeal to the
Monitoring Officer and are dissatisfied with his response, you are
entitled under the FOI legislation to appeal directly to the Information
Commissioner, whose address is:-

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 4AF

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Yvonne Jenkins

Directorate Support Coordinator

Directorate Support Team

Tel: 01639 763035

 
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