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Guardian Social Care – How to get ahead as a consultant social worker

The valuable role enables experienced professionals to progress further in their career but also stay on the frontline

Michael Gove has endorsed the “Hackney model” of children and families social care as the gold standard in children’s services. The model, where social worker units are headed by a consultant social worker working alongside a clinical therapist and a co-ordinator who is responsible for admin, has been adopted by Frontline – the fast-track social worker development programme aimed at attracting high-calibre graduates to a career in child protection.

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