Number of frontline children’s social workers down 8% since 2020 as vacancies soar

The number of frontline children’s social workers employed by English councils or children’s trusts has tumbled by 8% since 2020, official data shows. The Department for Education’s annual workforce census, released today, showed that the number of permanent full-time equivalent (FTE) practitioners recorded as “case holding” – a group that excludes senior practitioners and managers – fell from 16,139 to 14,910 in the two years to September 2022. Read more.

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