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Guardian Social Care – Frontline may bridge the gap between academia and local authorities

Frontline may bridge the gap between academia and local authorities

The acting chief executive of the BASW explains how her experience as a teenage carer influenced her career choice

While not everyone will agree with the government’s media messages about providing a solution to high-profile social work failures, the new Frontline scheme to train social workers should not be dismissed out of hand. The scheme, based on the Teach First initiative, provides an intensive conversion course for non-social work graduates to train to be children’s social workers…