At least half a million children in England don’t have a safe or stable home. These children and their families face some of the worst life chances, but we know that great social work has the power to change this. That’s why Frontline recruits and develops outstanding individuals to be social workers and leaders to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and families.
What we do
We recruit, train and support people to become social workers through the Frontline programme. This is a unique opportunity for high potential graduates and career changers to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in Britain.
Why become a social worker?
If you join the Frontline programme you’ll work to transform the lives of vulnerable children. You will earn as you learn, receive first-class training and gain a fully funded masters in social work.
I don’t know any other career where you can work in such a collaborative way with a child and their family.Read more
What we do
Social work managers are the engines for transformational practice in social work. The Firstline programme develops good social work managers into outstanding leaders, to give the best possible support to vulnerable families.
Key benefits of the Firstline programme
On the Firstline programme, social work managers develop their leadership through three residential modules and a number of tailored, professionally facilitated one-to-one and group sessions.
The Firstline programme has challenged my views of social work management entirely, and I am now enjoying my role much more.Read more
Growing a movement of leaders in social work and broader society
To address social disadvantage, we need leaders working across society to create real and lasting change for children and families. The Frontline Fellowship is a community of likeminded individuals, who have all received training from Frontline, who are working to change society for the better.
Supporting fellows to create change
We support our fellows to further develop their practice skill, facilitate opportunities to influence policy and connect them to drive innovations that work towards our mission. By 2020, there will be over 1,500 Frontline fellows helping to build secure foundations for some of our most vulnerable people.
With other fellows, I’ve been able to think about the scope for change and innovation in practice, policy and research across the sector.Read more
With half a million children in England lacking a safe or stable home, there is much work to be done.
You can find out more about what we do by reading our latest news and blogs.
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