Social worker - children's services: cost per hour, without qualification costs (SS18.3)can help you understand the value of


£40 per social worker per hour

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"This is the cost per hour for a children's services social worker's time excluding qualification costs, calculated pro-rata from data on mean salary and working hours, on-costs (national insurance, pensions), overheads (administration, management, office, training, utilities, general management and support services such as finance and HR) and capital costs. The source also gives the cost per hour of client-related work as £55, excluding qualification costs. The data are national averages - multipliers are provided, for use in calculating average costs for London and out-of-London. Related data are given above for cost per hour including qualification costs. All costs quoted here are at 2013-4 prices. "This valuation has been taken from New Economy's Unit Cost Database. The Unit Cost Database "brings together more than 600 cost estimates in a single place, most of which are national costs derived from government reports and academic studies. The costs cover crime, education & skills, employment & economy, fire, health, housing and social services." The valuation has been taken from Outcome Category "CRIME", Outcome Detail " DOMESTIC VIOLENCE". In the Unit Cost Database, this valuation related to stakeholder "State". For more information see:
Unit Costs of Health & Social Care 2014 (Curtis, 2014), p.207. (This valuation has been sourced from New Economy's Unit Cost Database, which can be accessed here:

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