Official Statistics

Children's social work workforce 2017

Information about children’s social workers employed by local authorities as of 30 September 2017.

Documents

Main text: SFR09/2018

Main tables: SFR09/2018

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Underlying data: SFR09/2018

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Technical document: SFR09/2018

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Details

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

It covers:

  • number of social workers
  • number of starters and leavers
  • 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. The publication is based on an individual social worker level collection, previous years have been based on an aggregate data return. This is part of ongoing efforts to improve the quality of data for these experimental official statistics.

Children’s services statistics team - CSWW

Published 15 February 2018