Today the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP, announced further funding for the Frontline programme. As Chief Executive of Frontline – an independent charity which recruits and develops children’s social workers – I’m delighted that the government has confirmed its support for the expansion of the programme across the country.
Social work is one of the country’s most important professions, and social workers themselves are vital in transforming the life chances of the most vulnerable children. But while there are many great social workers already in practice, we need more of them. Today’s announcement is therefore a great opportunity for Frontline to go national in developing even more outstanding social workers to stand alongside those children and families who need them the most.