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;
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.
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: email@example.com