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Frontline attracts, recruits and develops outstanding individuals to be leaders in children's social work and broader society. It aims to attract people who might not have considered a career in the profession before. The innovative two-year programme gives graduates and career-changers excellent academic and on-the-job experience, to help them become outstanding social workers - allowing them to transform the lives of vulnerable children.


Transforming social work

When children have problems at home, it’s more difficult for them to succeed at school. In England, children who have been in care are twice as likely to not be in education, employment or training at age 19. That’s why we co-founded Frontline: a leadership programme that recruits the best and brightest graduates for careers in social work and broader society.

Frontline will help train the next generation of outstanding children’s social workers, and more vulnerable children will get the expert support they need to achieve at home and at school.

Frontline is already working with 18 local authority partners and will shortly be expanding into a third region. It’s also one of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – the first appearance by a social work organisation

Frontline testimonials

“It’s absolutely critical that the best and the brightest are attracted into social work; and Frontline’s been set up to do just that.

“Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up free from abuse and neglect. Social workers are right on the front line of this fight… turning around the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our country.” --- David Cameron, Prime Minister

“I know first-hand the importance of having a great social worker. There is an urgent need to transform life chances for abused and neglected children and Frontline will play a vital part in addressing this national challenge.” --- Lord Adonis, Labour Peer and Frontline Chair

“Social work is something I've wanted to do for a long time. It's about giving people a chance, whatever their background, and helping them make positive changes in their lives.” --- Hannah Warwick, trainee Frontline social worker