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Freedom of Information Request

Managed children's social work teams

Received: 25 April 2022

I am writing to make an open government request for all information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me all available details relating to the following questions:

Has your local authority employed any entire children's social work team, sometimes referred to as a managed team, through an agency over the last five years? How many teams have you used ? Please provide details as a year-on-year breakdown.
If so, which area of children's social care were agency teams employed to cover?

How long were any agency children's social work teams employed by the local authority - please provide the average length of each assignment?

What was the cost of employing children's social work teams, sometimes referred to as managed teams, through an agency, to the local authority over the last five years, as a year-on-year breakdown?

I am also looking for:

Details regarding the number of children's social workers employed individually through an agency by your local authority over the last five years as a year-on-year breakdown.

The cost to the local authority of employing individual children's social workers (permanent staff not agency) over the last five years.

I would like the above information provided to me in an email if possible to the address noted at the bottom of this correspondence.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.
If this information is already in the public domain, please direct me to it including URL links and page numbers where possible.
If you are unable to release any of this information on the grounds of a breach of confidentiality, please supply me with copies of the corresponding signed confidentiality agreement.
I understand you are required to respond to me within 20 working days of receiving this request. I would be grateful if you could confirm receipt of this email.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download