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Children's Social Work Workforce: Key numbers as at September 2013

This Statistical First Release (SFR) provides national and local authority (LA) level information on the Children’s Social Work Workforce in local authorities. A “social worker” is defined as:

A social worker that is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and either working in a local authority in a children’s services department or (if working in an authority where the services are joined up) a social worker that works exclusively on children and families work.

This includes social workers regardless of managerial responsibilities or number of caseloads.
Information was collected on headcounts and full-time equivalents (FTEs).

Turnover is based on social workers leaving their local authority, not the social workforce as a whole.