Social Workers: Vacancies:Written question - 29995

Q
Asked by Jim McMahon
(Oldham West and Royton)
Asked on: 07 March 2016
Department for Education
Social Workers: Vacancies
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's social worker vacancies remained unfilled in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.
A
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 15 March 2016

Information on the number of children’s social work vacancies in English local authorities is collected annually.

The most recent data, from 30 September 2015, was published by the Department for Education on 25 February 2016 and can be found on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childrens-social-work-workforce-2015

More data is also found on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childrens-social-work-workforce-2013-to-2014

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