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Publication of 2019 local authority post type data

08 Oct 2020

We are pleased to announce that the breakdown of local authority post types for 2019 was published on Thursday 8th October (available here). The spreadsheets present headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services.

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Publication of 2019 detailed workforce information

04 Sep 2020

We are pleased to announce that the detailed workforce information for 2019 was published on Friday 4th September 2020, available here.

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Publication of 2019 Workforce Data Report

27 Aug 2020

We are pleased to announce that Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data was published on 27 August 2020 (available here).

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Publication of the 2019 Mental Health Officers Report

13 Aug 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2019 Report was published on Thursday 13th August 2020 (available here.)

For more information, please contact Zara Gall, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Announcement of publication date for the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data

04 Aug 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data will be published on Thursday 27th August at 9.30am.

For more information, please contact James Arnold, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last year’s report is available on the site at: Scottish Social Service Sector: Report 2018 Workforce Data.

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Announcement of publication date for the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019

16 Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2019 Report will be published on Thursday 13th August at 9.30am.

For more information, please contact Zara Gall, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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