Temporary agency social workers will be paid more in Birmingham to help keep children safe. The move to increase the rates of agency social workers for a six months period was approved today by Birmingham’s Cabinet in a bid to recruit more social workers to help with child protection duties in the City.
A recent Ofsted report has severely criticised Birmingham Children’s Services for failing to look after vulnerable children.
Councillor Brigid Jones told today’s Cabinet meeting that Birmingham currently pays well below the going rate for agency staff. The poor reputation that Birmingham has developed nationally has also put many social workers off, she said.
There are around 42 posts for qualified social workers in Child Protection for which agency cover has not been secured.
A social worker with two years’ experience currently gets £24.54 per hour. The increase will put them on £41.23 per hour.
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