Information about children’s social workers employed in local authorities and agency social workers.


Children’s social work workforce – reporting year 2020


This statistical release uses data from the statutory children’s social work workforce data collection.

It covers:

  • number of social workers
  • number of starters and leavers
  • vacancy rate of social workers
  • turnover rate of social workers
  • sickness absence of social workers
  • number of agency workers

Data was collected from local authorities.

Children’s services statistics team

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Published 25 February 2021