10 care facts
10 Things You Need To Know About Social Care
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There are approximately one million people working in social care and socialwork across the country, about 5% of the total UK workforce. The UK has the lowest incidence of child death through violence of any developed country in the world. Some experts attribute partly this to the interventions and work of social workers.
The starting salary of a social worker is similar to that of a nurse, teacher or policeman – averaging a gross weekly pay of £408.50. It is projected that the number of people in the UK aged over 75 will increase from 4.4 million now to 7.6 million by 2037.
In 2005, social care in England was separated into children’s social care services and adult social care services.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - South London 2011