This report from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) looks in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. Children's services account for just over one-quarter (28%) of the Scottish social service workforce.
Key points from the report:
The size of the workforce in children's services has increased to 55,840, a rise of 480 since 2016
This is 28% of the Scottish social service workforce as a whole
41% of the children's services workforce work in the public sector, followed by 38% private and 21% voluntary. However, different sub-sectors have different profiles
The largest sub-sector is day care of children with a workforce of 34,020. Of these, 26,300 staff (77%) work in services that provide ELC funded childcare places
Residential child care and school care accommodation have a higher proportion of men in their workforces than the social service workforce as a whole
The school hostel part of school care accommodation is an exception, which has the same proportion