Research and analysis

Longitudinal study of local authority social workers

Findings from a 5 year study of local authority child and family social workers in England.

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Longitudinal study of local authority child and family social workers (wave 1)

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The longitudinal study investigates recruitment, retention and career progression in local authority child and family social work over 5 years. This is the first of 5 reports.

It provides workforce information for employers and policy makers.

Topics covered in this report include:

  • entry routes into local authority child and family social work
  • current employment and career history
  • workplace wellbeing
  • management, supervision and working environment
  • job satisfaction
  • career progression and future career plans
Published 9 August 2019
Last updated 22 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Document updated to correct formatting errors.
  2. Report updated: Executive summary - page 16, final paragraph; Page 114, paragraph 2; Page 122, paragraph 2.
  3. First published.