The number of placement days and number of social work practice placements for the 2012-13 academic year are shown in the following table.
Universities will submit their final returns on social work practice placements to the NHS Business Services Authority for the 2013-14 academic year in November 2014.
The Department estimates that a similar number of placements and placement days to 2013-14 will be required in the 2014-15 academic year.
Social Work Practice Placements in the 2012-13 academic year
Number of Placements
Number of Placement Days
Third Sector Organisations
Source: NHS Business Services Authority