HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 cc32-3W
Mr. Moonman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will state the number of social work staff, child care officers, family caseworkers, etc., employed by children's departments of each local authority on the last available date, giving the percentage of staff who are professionally qualified caseworkers, those with social science, etc., qualifications, and those without appropriate relevant qualifications.

Mr. Taverne:

On 31st March last, children authorities in England and Wales employed 2,693 whole-time officers en-

County Councils County Borough Councils London Borough Councils Total
Professionally-qualified in social casework 432 (36 Per cent.) 192 (22.3 Per cent.) 237 (37.3 Per cent.) 861 (31.9 Per cent.)
Others holding the Declaration of Recognition of Experience. 114(9.5 Per cent.) 57 (6.6 Per cent.) 25 (6.6 Per cent.) 196 (7.3 Per cent.)
Others holding a university degree, diploma, or certificate in social science. 215 (18 Per cent.) 196 (22.8 Per cent.) 151 (23.8 Per cent.) 562 (20.8 Per cent.)
Others 439 (36.5 Per cent.) 414 (48.6 Per cent.) 221 (34.8 Per cent.) 1966,074 (39.9 Per cent.)
Total in post 1,200 859 634 2,693

I am sending my hon. Friend a list of the 170 local authorities with staffing figures for each, and have placed a copy in the Library.