Frontline recruits people with high potential in order to train and develop them to become outstanding children’s social workers. The Frontline programme is running over a pilot period between 2014 and 2018, offering a new curriculum developed by leading practitioners and policy-makers. In the first two years Frontline recruited, trained and placed over 200 participants in partner local authorities across the Greater London region and Greater Manchester. It has ambitions to grow in size and geographical reach over the coming years.
In May 2014, we made an award over three years to Frontline to support a comprehensive evaluation of this new programme. The first cohort of Frontline participants were evaluated in 2015/16 and the second in 2016/17. We have since awarded further funds for the Frontline programme, totalling £750,000.
Frontline recognises the vital role that social workers play in supporting some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people. We are glad to help them to evaluate the strength of their new offer and the benefits it might provide.
Nicola Brentnall, Director, The Queen's Trust