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On Purpose blog: Should auld alumni be forgot…

On Purpose blog: Should auld alumni be forgot…

Edward Arden is a 2014 On Purpose Associate who spent six months on placement with Frontline. Part of Edward’s work was to develop ideas for an alumni network for Frontline participants. Here he blogs on his findings… The season of goodwill – and...
How the Topè Project is transforming Christmas Day

How the Topè Project is transforming Christmas Day

It’s not the first answer you expect when you ask a social worker what they’re up to over the festive season. Giving the demanding caseloads and the emotional nature of the job, Natasha Adley could be forgiven for putting her feet up with a glass of sherry in front of...

On the Front Line of Child Protection

BCG Perspectives: Social disadvantage is extremely hard to overcome. In the UK, for example, children who have spent time in protective care are 9 times more likely to be expelled from school, 6 times less likely to attend university, 40 times more likely to be...
Why I became a Consultant Social Worker

Why I became a Consultant Social Worker

This September I took up a position in my local authority as a Consultant Social Worker. This means I’m now leading the in-practice learning for four Frontline participants who are training as social workers over the course of 12 months. I’ve been a social worker for...