This report contains information on staff employed (directly and indirectly) by adult social services departments in England as at September 2016. This represents approximately 8 per cent of the overall Adult Social Care workforce
The report will be of interest to central government (for policy development, monitoring and workforce planning), local government (for benchmarking), charities, academics and the general public. The report does not include information on staff employed in the independent sector (private and voluntary) or children's social services departments (published separately by the Department for Education)
This report has used data collected by the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) for the past five years (from 2011). The NMDS-SC is managed by Skills for Care (SfC) on behalf of the Department of Health and has been collecting information about social care providers and their staff since early 2006.