Agency social worker spend

This request concerns the spending by your authority on agency social workers.

Please state the total amount spent by your authority’s children’s services department on agency social workers in each of the following financial years.

  1. 2012-13  £2,206,696
  2. 2013-14  £3,042,336
  3. 2014-15 £5,496,402
  4. 2015-16  £5,926,856
  5. 2016-17 to 1st March 2017
  6. Up until 29th Jan 2017 £3,601,187

Please state the total amount spent by your authority’s adult services department on agency social workers in each of the following financial years.

  1. 2012-13  £151,291
  2. 2013-14  £376,343
  3. 2014-15  £355,792
  4. 2015-16  £918,993
  5. 2016-17 to 1st March 2017 Up until 29th Jan 2017 £1,126,417

Please state the total amount spent by other departments of your local authority that employ social workers on agency social workers in each of the following financial years. This may include, for example, hospital social workers.

  • 2012-13
  • 2013-14
  • 2014-15
  • 2015-16
  • 2016-17 to 1st March 2017 None

Please state the average period of time individual agency social workers spent working at your local authority in the 2016-17 financial year to date. Please provide a figure in days.You might respond for example, that the average placement length of an agency social worker within your authority was 30 days. Please provide figures for your:

  • Children’s services department – 406 DAYS
  • Adults services department         – 420 DAYS

Please state the average daily cost to your authority of hiring an agency social worker in the 2016-17 financial year to date.You might respond for example, that the average cost is £150 a day. Please provide figures for your

  1. Children’s services department £297
  2. Adults services department £239