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

Attrition overall

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Breakdowns of the various levels of attrition, with comparisons to the LA-employed social work workforce on 30 September 2021.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children's social work workforce: attrition, caseload, and agency workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Proportion of Attrition
  • Proportion of LA Workforce
  • Proportion of Leavers
  • Variable Name
Time period
2020 to 2021

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
National2020Reporting yearE92000001EnglandLeavers4294.213.5100z
National2020Reporting yearE92000001EnglandMovers1320.24.130.7z
National2020Reporting yearE92000001EnglandAttrition from LA CSC2973.99.369.3100
National2020Reporting yearE92000001EnglandFull attrition from CSC2283.
National2020Reporting yearE92000001EnglandAttrition into agency690.

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
col_nameVariable Name
proportion_of_attritionProportion of Attrition
proportion_of_la_workforceProportion of LA Workforce
proportion_of_leaversProportion of Leavers
total_fteTotal FTE


  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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