The children and young people who rely on social workers deserve committed, passionate and skilled professionals. Since 2013 we have been working to transform the lives of those most in need, by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.
A new model for children’s social care
Social work charity Frontline and the Centre for Public Impact, a not-for-profit foundation focused on government innovation, have launched a blueprint outlining a new model for children’s social care, with the backing of leaders in the profession. The model puts relationships over bureaucracy and provides a practical path for how a local authority in England could do children’s social care differently.
Impact report 2018
We are proud of what we have achieved in our first five years. We have attracted more people into social work, improved the skills of those already in the profession and supported thousands of children and families. Those who have completed our programmes are driving change within society to benefit the most vulnerable.
Supporting children and families
In total, we estimate that over 48,000 families have received support from Frontline participants and Firstline leaders.
Recruiting and developing social workers
We have brought over 1,000 people into social work through the Frontline programme.
Raising the status of social work
We have been listed in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for five years – the first social work organisation to feature.
Retaining quality social work staff
remain in children’s social work six months after completing the Frontline programme.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
By the end of 2018, an estimated 660 people will have completed one of our programmes and joined the Frontline Fellowship.
By September 2020, we estimate that our participants will have
worked with 100,000 families while on our programmes.
We will have 1,500 fellows who are applying themselves to address social disadvantage in different ways by 2020.
Firstline leaders were ‘overwhelmingly positive’ about participating in the programme, with many considering it
the best training and professional development that they had received as managers and leaders.
Lougborough Evaluation, 2017