Social care staff shortages 'put lives at risk'
The British Association of Social Workers says that a reliance on temporary staff is jeopardising standards of care and at worst putting vulnerable children at risk.
But some councils say agency cover offers flexibility and experience.
A freedom of information request by Community Care Magazine suggests that in the last year the average amount councils in the UK have spent on agency workers has increased by a third.
Nina Warhurst reports.
14 Nov 2014
- From the section UK