Agency social work teams cost councils £41m over five years, investigation reveals

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The use of agency social work teams by councils to plug workforce gaps in children’s services has increased 10-fold in just five years, according to an investigation by CYP Now.

Agencies have been accused of 'hoovering up' socials workers from local authorities. Picture: Adobe Stock
Agencies have been accused of 'hoovering up' socials workers from local authorities. Picture: Adobe Stock

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