Social workers: Workforce risks and opportunities 2012

Social workers: Workforce risks and opportunities 2012

This report describes the key issues facing the social worker profession over the next three to five years, including:

  • considerations for future requirements
  • current and forecast supply
  • specific measures for social worker workforce planning.

The report considers the key factors influencing the estimation of future need of the social worker profession and gives an assessment of the current workforce supply. It includes regional perspectives and a summary analysis of risks in training. This report builds on the Workforce Risks and Opportunities: Adult social care report (CfWI, 2011) to bring social work workforce intelligence into one report.

A summary of the report in booklet form is also available to download below.

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