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The Frontline Organisation

Updated: October, 2019

About The Frontline Organisation

In the UK, half a million children don’t have a safe or stable home.

We know the power of great social work can change this.

Frontline’s mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families by recruiting outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. This is why Frontline recruits and trains resilient, outstanding individuals, equipping them with the strength and skills needed for great social work practice. This year we are recruiting 452 participants and by 2020 there will be over 1000 Frontline alumni helping to shape the children’s services social care sector.

Boy and man in a park

Frontline’s two-year Graduate Programme offers a dynamic route into one of Britain’s most challenging and rewarding professions: child protection social work. You will work with children, families, schools, courts and the police, empowering families, whilst studying for fully-funded qualifications.

We prioritise hands-on experience through practice-based learning, and you will benefit from intensive practical and academic training, tailored to your needs, as one of a new generation of children’s social workers.

Following a five-week residential training programme, you will spend two years working in a local authority, where you will start your career in social work. The first year qualifies you as a social worker through direct work with children and families. In the second year you will work as a newly qualified social worker and will complete the final 60 credit module of a master’s degree.

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Social work is more than just a career choice: it is a leadership profession with a purpose to make a difference in society. Frontline will help you develop a range of skills with our leadership development coaching, designed to support you to work with purpose to bring about change in a range of challenging settings.

We are looking for your potential to become an outstanding children’s social worker and leader, who is able to empower families to achieve positive change. Throughout the application process we will assess your ability through our competencies; motivation, empathy and relationship building; effective communication; analysis and adaptability and leadership.

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If you join us, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families. You’ll see a real difference in yourself too, as you develop a whole range of invaluable and transferable skills including leadership, relationship-building and conflict resolution.

Once you’ve completed the two-year programme, you will automatically become part of the Frontline Fellowship. This is a movement of outstanding individuals who are applying themselves to address social disadvantage in different ways.

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The majority of fellows continue in the social work profession. Some move into consultant social worker roles and specialist areas such as youth offending or domestic violence, while others complete further qualifications. Some move away from direct practice to lead change in broader society.

If you're ready to make a difference, be the difference by joining Frontline today.

Work sectors

public sector, social care, charities and voluntary work


East Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, Scotland, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Contact details

0207 167 2636
41 Brunswick Square
Coram Campus
  • The Guardian UK 300
  • Times Top 100 Graduate Employer

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