Data set from Children's social work workforce: attrition, caseload, and agency workforce

Additional attrition estimates

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Additional attrition estimates are calculated with sub-groups of the main data, estimating attrition with leavers from the first six months of the collection period (October ‘20 and March ’21), and the leavers from October '20 only.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children's social work workforce: attrition, caseload, and agency workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Annual attrition FTE estimate
  • Annual attrition rate
  • Annual leavers FTE estimate
  • Timeframe
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 3 rows, from underlying data
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandOctober '20 Leavers4204948.215.2288.93404.410.568.8
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandOctober '20 to March '21 (first six months)2300.54601.114.21585.13170.29.868.9
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandOctober '20 to September '21 (year)4994.54994.515.43630363011.272.7

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
annual_attrition_fte_estimateAnnual attrition FTE estimate
annual_attrition_rateAnnual attrition rate
annual_leavers_fte_estimateAnnual leavers FTE estimate
annual_turnover_rateAnnual turnover rate
attrition_as_proportion_of_leaversAttrition as a proportion of leavers


  1. There were 32,502 FTE children's social workers in post at 30 September 2021, and 31,850 FTE at 30 September 2020.
  2. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.

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