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DfE figures reveal massive variation in children’s social work caseloads | Children & Young People Now

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Average social work caseloads vary by as many as 43 cases in different parts of England, new statistics published for the first time today show.

Annual workforce statistics produced by the Department for Education have for the first time included detail on average children’s social work caseloads in each of the 152 local authorities.
While the average for England has been calculated at 16.1 cases per social worker, there is a wide variation across local authority areas.

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Experimental statistics: Children and family social work workforce in England, year ending 30 September 2016

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