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Graduate child social worker scheme rolls out across England

A scheme to recruit high-calibre graduates into children’s social work is to be rolled out across England.

Set up in 2013, Frontline has already trained 220 recruits in the South East and Manchester and is now selecting 180 graduates to take up posts from July.

The charity has secured government backing and aims to get 1,000 graduates into children’s social work by 2020.

Government data shows there were 4,320 vacancies in 2014 for children’s social workers in England.

Read the full article by Katherine Sellgren.