We pride ourselves in placing Frontline participants where the need is greatest and we prioritise the needs of disadvantaged young people and families we work with. As a result, we need our participants to be flexible with the locations they are able to work in. 

Joining us on the Frontline programme, you could be working in one of the following areas: 

North East

We expect to partner with local authorities in Tyne and Wear and County Durham. This may include Newcastle, Gateshead and Hartlepool. 


Yorkshire and the Humber

We expect to partner with local authorities in North Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. This may include York, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Richmond and Selby. 

North West

We expect to partner with local authorities in the Greater Manchester, South Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington. This may include Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Warrington, Wirral, and Sefton.  

East Midlands

We expect to partner with local authorities in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

West Midlands

We expect to partner with local authorities in West Midlands (county), Staffordshire and Warwickshire. This may include Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Coventry and Wolverhampton.


We expect to partner with local authorities across London.

South East and East of England

We expect to partner with local authorities in Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire.

South West

We expect to partner with local authorities in Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. 

Please note locations can be subject to change and we cannot guarantee that placements will be available in all of the locations listed above. Please be aware though that it is very unlikely that we will have placements in areas outside of the locations listed above for 2022.

We have received a high volume of applications for our 2022 programme and places are filling up quickly. While there are many places left nationally, we have already started to close applications for specific locations. We recommend you apply as soon as possible to ensure your best chance of securing a place on the programme.

Preparing for placement  

We partner with a number of local authorities across England in the regions listed above. As a result, we need participants to be flexible with the location in which they are placedAll of our locations offer the same excellent training, development and support. By being flexible in your placement, you will be going a long way to improving the outcomes for children and families in the areas that need Frontline participants the most.  

During the application process for the Frontline programme you will be given the opportunity to tell us more about yourself and your circumstances. Your placement will be carefully chosen with consideration of your circumstances and the need in our regions. To prepare for placement, we recommend that you: 

Consider your preferences carefully

Think about connections you might have to parts of England other than your preferred region. For example, tell us about friends or family living in other regions, the region or area you studied in, or areas that you would be willing to move to. This will help us to consider where might be desirable for you if we’re unable to offer a place in your preferred region.


Learn to drive

Being able to drive and having access to a car is a requirement for most local authority placements in order to best reach and support the children and families in the area. While a driving licence is not a formal eligibility requirement for the programme, we will find it easier to place you if you are able to drive.

We recognise that some applicants will be medically exempt from driving. We work with individuals on a case-by-case basis in these circumstances to identify a suitable placement. 

Consider finances

The Frontline programme is fully funded and additional financial support is available for a small number of participants. However, we recommend starting to save, if possible, to support any relocation costs that might arise when your placement is confirmed.