Freedom of information response

Agency Social Workers

Publication date: 
Monday 7 January 2019
Request: 

1) How much money did you spend on agency social workers in the following financial years?
* 2017/18 
* 2016/17 
* 2015/16

2) How many agency social workers did you employ in the following financial years?
* 2017/18 
* 2016/17 
* 2015/16

3) What companies were they employed from?

Response: 

1)

£3,075,590.65

£3,614,249

£3,850,988

2)

42 as at end of March 2018

56 as at end of March 2017

69 as at end of March 2016

3) Council has a contract with Matrix SCM as managed service provider of agency workers via a neutral vendor model. A wide number of agencies are signed up to supply under this contract.

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Request reference:
FOI 8520