Official Statistics

Children's social work workforce 2018

Information about children's social workers employed in local authorities and agency social workers.



This experimental statistical release 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 local authorities.

Children’s services statistics team

Published 28 February 2019