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Social Workers: Vacancies

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children's social worker vacancies remained unfilled in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

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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