New figures on the adult social care workforce in local authorities are released
Notes for editors
- This report uses data collected by the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS), which went live in August 2019. It was previously known as the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) which was introduced in 2011. This collection is managed by Skills for Care (SfC) on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care and has been collecting information about social care providers and their staff since early 2006. Following an open National Statistics consultation, it was decided that the NMDS-SC would replace the Personal Social Services Staff of Social Services Departments’ return SSDS001 from September 2011 as the adult workforce data return for local authorities. The data in this report is therefore not directly comparable with SSDS001 and so comparisons are not made to data prior to 2011 in this report. For more information regarding this, see the Data Quality report that accompanies this publication.
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