Frontline, a charity running one of the largest social work training programmes in the country, has today announced Lancaster University as its new partner for its two-year leadership development programme. The partnership, beginning in 2020, will allow those completing the Frontline programme to achieve a Master’s degree awarded by Lancaster University.
With seven academic staff working in child and family social work and two research centres in the field, Lancaster University will bring a wealth of higher education expertise to qualify 900 new social workers on the Frontline programme. Consistently ranked in the top five universities in the country for their social work course, Lancaster University’s expert team of academics will also advise Frontline and contribute to the programme through key note teaching.
In addition, Frontline has today announced that Professor David Shemmings will be working with the organisation on a project that will see the widely-respected professor, who has over 40 years’ experience, advise on innovative methods to teach and develop excellent social workers.
Professor Corinne May-Chahal, Lancaster University:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Frontline. We share a commitment to achieving the highest standards in social work education and practice to attain the best outcomes for children and families in a challenging environment.”
Josh MacAlister, Frontline’s Chief Executive:
“Today’s announcement of Lancaster University as our higher education partner means that we can continue to deliver the Frontline programme to the highest quality. We have enjoyed working with the University of Bedfordshire over the last five years and hold their expertise in high esteem. We are looking forward to the new direction of this partnership and the shared commitment that both organisations have to improving the quality of social work practice in England.”