Frontline challenges from today.

IMG_7804Frontlines website states:   “Frontlines mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and   developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.    Our new two-year leadership programme will offer high-achieving university leavers and career changers the opportunity to join one of Britain’s toughest and most rewarding professions.  Participants will work as frontline children’s social workers in Greater London and Greater Manchester, undertaking child protection work which will change lives.”  At the opening ceremony the speakers were_MG_8114Prime Minister David Cameron, Josh McAllister, Lord Andrew Adonis and myself.   Frontline  has got to be a step in the right direction.   Social workers  should  be given this kind of high-level  training  and respect.  How else can children get a better service. This not about disparaging  great social workers who are  already working in the field.   Photographs: Top:  Prime Minister David Cameron with Josh McAllister.  Middle:  me.   Bottom: the new students plus the front row from left:   Head of UK  Social Services, Lord Andrew Adonis, Josh McAllister and me. Photographs by Ewan  Shears

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