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

Attrition by time in LA

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Data on the breakdown of attrition by time in local authority (LA) are presented.

Time in local authority is a measure for how long a social worker has worked in their current local authority. Where time in LA is provided for leaver and attrition groups, this is how long the social worker had worked in their LA before leaving the local authority. time in local authority is not a measure of the duration an individual has been registered as a social worker.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children's social work workforce: attrition, caseload, and agency workforce
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Full Attrition FTE
  • Full Attrition Proportion
  • LA Workforce FTE
Filters
  • Years in LA
Time period
2020 to 2021

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
geographic_leveltime_periodtime_identifiercountry_codecountry_nameyears_in_lala_workforce_ftela_workforce_proportionleaver_fteleaver_proportiontotal_attrition_fte30proportion_of_total_attritiontotal_attrition_relative_to_la_workforcemoved_into_agency_ftemoved_into_agency_ratefull_attrition_ftefull_attrition_rate
National2020Reporting yearE92000001EnglandLess than 2 years10506.3331483.734.61053.235.410328.347.5724.931.8
National2020Reporting yearE92000001England2 years or more but less than 5 years8644.627.11505.535.1971.832.711.227539.8696.830.5
National2020Reporting yearE92000001England5 years or more but less than 10 years5561.417.5622.414.5417.4147.544.76.5372.716.3
National2020Reporting yearE92000001England10 years or more but less than 20 years5217.716.4454.410.6335.611.36.434.85300.813.2
National2020Reporting yearE92000001England20 years or more but less than 30 years1420.14.5154.13.61294.39.160.91235.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 12 variables
Variable nameVariable description
full_attrition_fteFull Attrition FTE
full_attrition_rateFull Attrition Proportion
la_workforce_fteLA Workforce FTE
la_workforce_proportionLA Workforce Proportion
leaver_fteLeaver FTE

Footnotes

  1. Time in local authority (LA) calculations are not relative to the LA-employed workforce. The proportions of time in LA groups are of the group they are in, with the full column summing to 100%.
  2. For social workers in post at 30 September, time in local authority is calculated as the time in years from when the worker started in a children's social worker role at the local authority to 30 September of the reporting year. Therefore time in local authority does not necessarily represent the amount of time an individual has been registered as a social worker, or how long they have spent in the social work profession.
  3. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  4. For social workers belonging to one of the attrition groups, time in local authority is calculated as the time in years from when the worker started in a children's social worker role at the local authority, to the date they left a children's social worker role at the local authority. Therefore time in local authority does not necessarily represent the amount of time an individual has been registered as a social worker, or how long they have spent in the social work profession.

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