Ep.3 Men don’t care? Masculinity and Frontline

Ep.3 Men don’t care? Masculinity and Frontline

Only 14% of England’s children social workers are men, and less than 25% of applicants to the Frontline programme are male. In the final episode of our three-part series, Men don’t care? we look at how important it is to have male social workers, and how rewarding the...
Ep.2 Men don’t care? Masculinity and careers

Ep.2 Men don’t care? Masculinity and careers

Despite much progress in recent years, many men and women still hold the belief that certain career paths are ‘gendered’. Some work stereotypes are still engrained in us. For instance, a research study commissioned by Frontline revealed that men are more likely to...
Ep.1 Men don’t care? Masculinity and talking

Ep.1 Men don’t care? Masculinity and talking

It’s widely known that men often struggle to reach out for help or emotional support, resulting in the scary statistic that the biggest killer of young men is suicide.   Episode 1 of our new three-part series, Men don’t care? looks at the wider impacts that...
Why more men should become social workers

Why more men should become social workers

Today is International Men’s Day. At Frontline, we believe social workers should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. Boys and young men make up more than half the children that social workers support, but only 14% of children’s social workers are men....