High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Workforce by Client Group and Gender
In October 2010, 61.2% of staff (WTE) provided services for adults, a further 18.9% provided services for children and 4.4% provided services for offenders. 7.8% of staff were attributed to generic provision, providing services for more than one client group.
The majority (84.2%) of all staff were female. This proportion was highest for staff providing services for adults (not separately identified i.e. fieldwork staff providing services to adults and home care staff) where 91.5% were female, and lowest for staff providing services for offenders (63.5%).
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Source: Staff of Scottish Local Authority Social Work Services, 2010
Staff numbers may fluctuate overtime as a results of various factors, including changes in the way services are provided and changes in the numbers of vacancies. Please refer to publication Background notes for further information.
In 2010, as part of new integrated Children's Services, Scottish Borders included additional filled posts (largely teachers and assistants who work with children with additional support needs).