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Social Workers

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of the establishment of social workers under directors of social work in the regions of England; how many vacancies exist, as at the most convenient recent date; and how many places are currently filled by trained and untrained social workers, respectively.

In my reply of 17th April to my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr. Woof)—[Vol. 890, c. 164.]

—I was able to give provisional figures for the total number of staff employed in local authority social services deparements in England as at 30th September 1974. I regret, however, that the available statistics for 1974 do not at present provide the degree of detail requested by the hon.

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Whole-time staff

Part-time staff

Region

Establishment

Qualified

Unqualified

Qualified

Unqualified

Whole-time equivalent of 3–6

Vacancies

Northern71818045453465365
Yorkshire95123260772985893
North Western1,5924181,06828801,54349
West Midlands1,25140064427641,094157
East Midlands831303409213874190
London North (between London and the Midlands)1,282501514651171,110172
London2,8869631,430721502,512374
Southern1,305417470431071,162143
South Western708303331161865157
Totals11,5233,7176,12728363710,3231,200