Data set from Children's social work workforce

Workforce characteristics

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Characteristics of children and family social workers in post (FTE and headcount). 

Data for overall totals, age, gender, ethnicity (headcount only), time in service at local authority and organisation role.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children's social work workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Number of children and family social workers in post at 30 September
  • Percentage of children and family social workers in post at 30 September
Filters
  • Characteristic type
  • Count type
Time period
2017 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_namecountcharacteristiccharacteristic_typenumberpercentage
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFTETotalTotal31634.1z
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastFTETotalTotal2054.5z
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestFTETotalTotal4240.6z
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberFTETotalTotal3552.5z
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsFTETotalTotal2323.6z

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type
countCount type
numberNumber of children and family social workers in post at 30 September
percentagePercentage of children and family social workers in post at 30 September

Footnotes

  1. 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.
  2. Headcount is a count of all individual children and family social workers, regardless of their working pattern: where a social worker holds more than one post within a local authority, only one post is counted (refer to the methodology section for more information).
  3. For children and family social workers in post at 30 September, time in service is calculated as the time in years from when the worker started in a children and family social worker role at the local authority to 30 September of the reporting year.
  4. Age of the child and family social worker at 30 September of the reporting year.
  5. White comprises white British, white Irish, or any other white background.
  6. Mixed comprises white and black Caribbean, white and black African, white and Asian, or any other mixed background.
  7. Asian or Asian British comprises Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese or any other Asian background. Refer to the 'Definitions' section of the accompanying methodology for more information on the Asian ethnic group.
  8. Black or Black British comprises black Caribbean, black African or any other black background.
  9. Time in service is a measure of the total time in years that a social worker has been employed continuously in any children and family social worker role at their current local authority, rather than only the time they have spent in their current children and family social worker role.

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