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

Caseload by organisation role

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Breakdown of how many cases were held by social workers at each different organisation role type, provided for agency-employed social workers and LA-employed social workers.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children's social work workforce: attrition, caseload, and agency workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Mean cases held
  • Proportion holding cases
  • Total cases
  • Organisation role
  • Worker type
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandCase HolderAgency Workers2857.6259090.64770918.4
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandCase HolderLA Workers15729.612524.279.620684416.5
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandCase HolderTotal18587.215114.281.325455316.8
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandData MissingAgency Workers1382.91034.374.81831517.7
National2021Reporting yearE92000001EnglandData MissingTotal1382.91034.374.81831517.7

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
average_caseloadMean cases held
orgroleOrganisation role
proportion_holding_casesProportion holding cases
total_casesTotal cases
total_fte_holders_of_casesTotal FTE holding cases


  1. Some local authorities may have difficulty in recording role type, leading to some social workers in the "qualified without cases" role type recorded as holding cases. Please see data quality in the methodology for more details.
  2. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.

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