Social Worker

Demand for Temporary Social Workers outstrips Supply

31 December 2014

News articles claim that Councils are struggling to fill social worker positions and this in turn could put vulnerable children at risk. Councils are trying to use agency workers to meet the void but demand outstrips supply.

This follows a request by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information.

Vacancy rates:

The Average Vacancy rates across all Councils is: 11%

The Councils with highest Vacancy Rates:

Waltham Forest 45%

Sutton 37%

Bournemouth 34%

Rochdale 28%

Coventry 27%

Peterborough 23%

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