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'I was instinctively a defender of social services': Ala...
18/03/2015
  Guardian Social Care: When he was 13, Alan Johnson’s mother died. His father, a violent drunk, had run off with a barmaid, and... Read more
Change views to help change lives
17/03/2015
The London Evening Standard has run a piece on Frontline recruitment to coincide with our World Social Work Day shadowing.  
Social work ‘heroes’ win royal praise
17/03/2015
The Times has covered Frontline's World Social Work Day shadowing.
Big names team up to give social work a go
16/03/2015
A politician, a member of the royal family, a senior banker and a poet have spent time trying their hand at child protection social work as... Read more
‘Teach First’ scheme will lure high-flying graduates into social w...
16/03/2015
The Times: A Teach First-style scheme for mental health social workers aimed at recruiting top graduates to the profession is to be... Read more
Mental health social work fast-track scheme backed by £1.6m of gov...
16/03/2015
Community Care: A training scheme to fast-track graduates into mental health social work will be backed by £1.6m of government funding next... Read more
Top graduates and career-changers sought to “shape the future of m...
14/03/2015
The government will today launch a new fast-track scheme to recruit and train top graduates and career-changers to become mental health social... Read more
Podcasts offer a portable resource for social workers
2/03/2015
Guardian Social Care: Podsocs aim to share good practice and support social workers in their professional development. Read more here.
High percentage of social workers leaving the frontline, official...
26/02/2015
Community Care: Experimental statistics from the Department for Education suggest a high percentage of social workers are leaving the... Read more
Where are social care's future leaders?
25/02/2015
Guardian Social Care's Ruth Hardy looks at the programmes creating a new generation of social care leaders. Read more here.