Data set from Children's social work workforce

FTE and Headcount characteristics

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Children's social care
Children's social work workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • % of children and family social workers at 30 Sept
  • Number of children and family social workers at 30 Sept
  • Characteristic type
  • Count type
Time period
2017 to 2019

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2019Reporting yearNationalE92000001England FTETotalTotal30720.1.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North East FTETotalTotal1939.9.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North West FTETotalTotal4327.7.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the Humber FTETotalTotal3580.7.
2019Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East Midlands FTETotalTotal2310.3.

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type - Filter by characteristic type
countCount type - Filter by count
numberNumber of children and family social workers at 30 Sept
percent% of children and family social workers at 30 Sept


  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. 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.
  4. 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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