Social Worker Vacancies and Expenditure

Can you provide the number of social worker roles that have been vacant for each of the last five years up to the date of this request?

Devon County Council (DCC) do not hold the data for this question. Inline with our statutory duty under S16 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to offer assistance and guidance, we can tell you that:

These were the Full Time Equivalent vacancies at as 30th September for the last 3 years for Childrens Social Workers (excludes Adult Social Workers)

2020      65.32

2019      79.33

2018      75.21

Can you break this down by salary band? 

DCC do not hold this data

How much has the council spent on recruiting new social workers over the same period?

Over the last five year period since April 2017 DCC have spent £300,000 on recruiting new social workers for both the Childrens & Adults Service.