Prioritise retention of children’s social workers

Derren Hayes
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Latest Department for Education workforce figures show the number of vacant social worker posts across children’s services departments in England rose by seven per cent in 2021 to a five-year high – accounting for one in six positions.

Derren Hayes: “Retention should be a central part of a new national workforce strategy, which is urgently needed and should be a recommendation of the Care Review.”
Derren Hayes: “Retention should be a central part of a new national workforce strategy, which is urgently needed and should be a recommendation of the Care Review.”

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