Agency social work (FOI)
Agency social work (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 04 May 2016.
We would like to establish some information regarding contract of supply for agency social work staff in both children's and adults services and we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions for us:
Do you have contract of supply in place for temporary agency labour within children's and adults services?
When did this contract start and when does it expire?
How much temporary agency labour spend has there been in the authority outside of the temporary agency contract from 1st April 2015 - 30th January 2016? (please state the figure for children's and adults services and the agencies the spend is with.)
How many temporary Qualified Social Workers does the authority currently have deployed across Children's Services?
How many temporary Qualified Social Workers does the authority currently have deployed across Adults Services?
How many temporary Occupational Therapists does the authority currently have deployed across adults and children's services?
How much agency spend has there been in the authority for Qualified Social Workers within the current contract? (Please list the agencies the spend is with and in order)
The Health and Social Services Department does not have a contract of supply at present.
We use several agencies to source interim social worker staff for both Children and Adult Services.
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The Health and Social Services Department believes that releasing this information would prejudice the department’s ability to do business with staffing agencies and therefore Article 33, the exemption to protect Commercial Interests of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 will apply.
Exemptions and/or refusals applied to this request
Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 - Article 33 Commercial Interests
Information is qualified exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or
(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).