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Help us make a real difference for vulnerable children and families

Everything we do as a charity aims to make life better for children who need a social worker, to help keep them safe from harm and to give them every possible chance to fulfil their potential.
Help us build safer futures for children

Tell us about you

I’m considering a career in social work

Social work is an incredibly rewarding career. Through Approach Social Work (formerly known as the Frontline programme) you can join a new, diverse generation of social workers specialising in child protection. You’ll train and qualify while you practice, gain a masters and make a real difference for the children and families who need it most.

I’m a social worker looking to develop my skills and leadership

The Pathways programme provides training and development for all social workers. It will empower you to lead with confidence, improve the performance of your team and to create a culture which prioritises children and families above all else.

I’d like to find out more about Frontline’s work

As England’s largest social work charity, much of our work relies on the generosity of our supporters. Frontline aims to improve outcomes for all the children who rely on the support of a social worker, children who tend to be some of the most vulnerable in society, and drive positive change.


children and their families rely on the support of social workers in England each year.


more children have entered care in the last 20 years.


of children who went into care for the first time after the 2011 Census were living in a household that was deprived.

Our supporters

We rely upon grants from charitable trusts, donations from companies and individuals like you to achieve our mission. Your support helps social workers to do the work they need to do with the most vulnerable children and families. We’d love to talk to you more about our work.

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