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PUBLICATION OF SOCIAL SERVICE WORKFORCE STATISTICS

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The annual (September) census of the workforce of social service departments in England, have been published by the...
The annual (September) census of the workforce of social service departments in England, have been published by the Department of Health.

The Statistical Bulletin, Personal Social Services: Staff of Social Services Departments at 30 September 1998 - England, contains information on those employed by local authority social services departments in England.

The main findings are:

- In September 1998, local authority social services departments in England employed staff with a whole time equivalent of 224,000;

- This represents a drop of about 3% in numbers of staff employed by

local authorities since September 1997 and 6% since September 1994;

- Nearly half of all staff work in area office or fieldwork setting;

- Just over a quarter of staff work in residential care.

NOTE

1. Data for individual authorities are available in spreadsheet format on disk. They will also be made available on Internet at http://doh.gov.uk/public/psstaff.htm

For information about this and for any further information on the data in this bulletin, please contact:

Brian Allen SD3C, Department of Health, Room 452C, Skipton House, Elephant and Castle, LONDON SE1 6TE. Tel 0171 972 5596 or 5595, FAX 0171 972 5660 EMail: ballen@doh.gov.uk

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