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Social Workers

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many social work staff in social services departments are currently employed at grades above that of senior social workers; and what proportion of the total social work staff this represents.

It is estimated that in September 1974 a total of 4,700 management and supervisory social work staff were employed in local authority social services departments in England. They represented about 22 per cent. of the total senior and field social work staff employed at that time and less than 3 per cent. of the estimated total of 166,00 staff employed by local authorities to carry out their social services functions.