Data set from Children's social work workforce

Starters and Leavers characteristics

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Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children's social work workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • % of children and family social worker leaving during year
  • % of children and family social workers starting during year
  • Number of children and family social workers leaving during year
Filters
  • Characteristic type
  • Count type
Time period
2017 to 2019

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_namecountcharacteristiccharacteristic_typenumber_of_startersstarters_percentnumber_of_leaversleavers_percent
2019Reporting yearNationalE92000001England FTETotalTotal5943.4.4652.6.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North East FTETotalTotal406.4.290.2.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North West FTETotalTotal779.8.583.3.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the Humber FTETotalTotal580.4.486.6.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East Midlands FTETotalTotal478.6.350.8.

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type - Filter by characteristic type
countCount type - Filter by count
leavers_percent% of children and family social worker leaving during year
number_of_leaversNumber of children and family social workers leaving during year
number_of_startersNumber of children and family social workers starting during year

Footnotes

  1. Headcount is a count of all distinct children and family social workers: where a social worker holds more than one post only one record is counted.
  2. Full-time Equivalent (FTE) figures are calculated by aggregating the total number of hours that social workers are contracted to work and dividing by the standard hours for their grade. FTE figures exclude social workers for whom FTE information was missing or not known.
  3. Starters are social workers who joined a vacant child and family social worker post at a local authority in the year ending 30 September. This includes social workers who have previously worked in the same local authority, but in a non-child and family role.
  4. Information where the gender of a social worker was not known is not shown separately in the table; a small amount of gender information was not known in the year ending September 2018 and September 2019, therefore figures for females and males do not sum to totals.
  5. Leavers are social workers who left a child and family social worker post at a local authority in the year ending 30 September. This includes social workers who are staying at a local authority, but moving to a non-child and family role, for example moving to adult social care.
  6. Social workers included in this table are those registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and either work in a local authority in a children’s services department or, if working in an authority where the services are joined up, work exclusively on children and families work.

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