Official Statistics

Children's social work workforce 2013

Staff employed by children's social services in England as at 30 September 2013.


Supplementary tables: SFR08/2014

Underlying data: SFR08/2014


This experimental statistical first release (SFR) is the first publication to use data from the statutory children’s social work workforce data collection.

It covers the:

  • number of social workers

  • vacancy rate of social workers

  • turnover rate of social workers

  • sickness absence of social workers

  • number of agency workers

Data was collected from all local authorities. We plan to publish future SFRs annually.

Published 6 March 2014
Last updated 6 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Medway Council’s data has been changed to amend a processing error. This has resulted in a minor amendment to the national figures, including a 0.26% change in the headline figure for the number of children’s social work workers.
  2. First published.