Time to change

Together we can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families. Applications for our 2021 Cohort will open in September.

Our commitment to diversity

As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring we increase diversity and inclusion across the Frontline programme, and are working hard to tackle underrepresentation. 22% of our 2020 Cohort identifies as being Black, Asian or minority ethnic which is the most diverse yet, but we want to and know we can do better. Almost a third of the children social workers support identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, and we believe social workers should reflect this diversity and the diversity of all the communities they serve. This is crucial to ensure both the Frontline programme and the profession more broadly reflect the widest range of perspectives possible. It is also why we want and need to address the gender imbalance in our cohorts; although our most recent intake has a higher representation of men than other routes, we still want to increase this. This is how we will be able to have the biggest impact on vulnerable children and families and create social change for those that need it most.

We therefore want to actively encourage applications from anyone who identifies as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, or male, and wants to join us in our mission to create social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home.


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We value diversity greatly at Frontline, as we believe social workers should reflect the communities that they serve. As such we have a positive action programme to encourage diversity and tackle underrepresentation on the Frontline programme, in line with the Equality Act 2010. We have asked you questions about your gender and ethnicity for this reason and require your consent in order to be able to process this information. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting dpo@thefrontline.org.uk. Please read our privacy statement here for further information on how we process your data.


I’m proud of being a social worker and I talk about my job a lot. It’s a fascinating role and people are often surprised by what I do on a day-to-day basis.


What I enjoy most about being a social worker is the growth that I see and experience. I see growth in individuals and in families and I see growth in myself.

Social workers support some of the most disadvantaged children and families in the community. On our two-year graduate programme, you will have a vital impact in your local community from almost day one and make a real, positive difference to society through your work. You will also gain skills in leadership, conflict resolution and relationship building to help you thrive in this dynamic and challenging role.