Guardian – 2,600 apply for first 100 Frontline social work training scheme places

18th March 2014

Supporters of the controversial Frontline scheme aiming to get more high-flying graduates into children’s social work are claiming success after it attracted 25 applications for each of its first training places.

Of 108 candidates selected for training starting later this year, 79 (73%) are from Russell Group universities including 22 (20%) from Oxbridge. In 2011-12, only 10 Oxbridge graduates went into social work.

Read more of David Brindle’s article in the Guardian.