The Children's Services Workforce 2016

19 Jan 2018

This report looks in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data.

Children’s services account for just over one-quarter of the Scottish social service workforce and have the following sub-sectors:

  • adoption service
  • child care agency
  • childminding
  • day care of children
  • fieldwork service (children)
  • fostering service
  • residential child care
  • school care accommodation.

Three of these sub-sectors can be broken down into more detail. Shown in bold above, they are: day care of children (DCC), residential child care (RCC) and school care accommodation (SCA). We give an overview which includes all of these sub-sectors and breakdowns, but focus in detail only on three sub-sectors which can be split further. We also do a parallel analysis of early learning and childcare (ELC) services, which are a subset of DCC services.

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Data Tables and Charts

The tables and charts in this report are available in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) and OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format, plus all the report's data tables in non-proprietary Comma Separated Values (CSV) format. The CSV files are provided together in a compressed ZIP file. The provision of the data in these formats is intended to facilitate its analysis and re-use.

Description File type File size (KB)  
All tables .xlsx 46.1 Download
All tables .ods 17.9 Download
All tables (compressed CSV files) .zip 14.8 Download
All charts (compressed) .zip NA Download