FOI Request - Social Worker Information

Request 101001271498

This request concerns the prevalence of agency social workers in your local authority.

1)  Please state the number of full time equivalent social workers employed by your authority as of June 1st in each of the following years.

i) 2013
ii) 2014
iii) 2015
iv) 2016

2)  Please state the number of full time equivalent social workers that were locum, agency or otherwise temporary members of staff who were working for your local authority as of June 1st in each of the following years.

i) 2013
ii) 2014
iii) 2015
iv) 2016

3)  Please state how many social worker positions were unfilled in your local authority as of June 1st in each of the following years.

i) 2013
ii) 2014
iii) 2015
iv) 2016

4)  Please state the number of full time equivalent social workers employed by your authority’s children’s services department as of June 1st in each of the following years.

i) 2013
ii) 2014
iii) 2015
iv) 2016

5)  Please state the number of full time equivalent social workers that were locum, agency or otherwise temporary members of staff who were working for your local authority’s children’s services department as of June 1st in each of the following years.

i) 2013
ii) 2014
iii) 2015
iv) 2016

6)  Please state how many social worker positions were unfilled in your local authority’s children’s services department as of June 1st in each of the following years.

i) 2013
ii) 2014
iii) 2015
iv) 2016

If data for June 1st is not available, please provide information your local authority holds for the nearest possible day.

Response 01-09-2016

1) We don’t hold historical information on this, but can provide a snapshot as at August 2016:

      97.67 FTE Social Workers and Community Care Officers

2) Snapshot as at August 2016 of Social Workers and Community Care Officers with temporary contracts (6.1 FTE)

3) This information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as this information is not held

4) Snapshot as at August 2016 – 46.71 FTE Social Workers in Children & Families

5) Snapshot as at August 2016– 3.1 FTE Social Workers in Children & Families with temporary contracts

6) This information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as this information is not held

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