Trainee social workers helping vulnerable families

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 September 2019

Trainee social workers are carrying out placements to help vulnerable families in North Somerset.

Trainee social workers are carrying out placements to help vulnerable families in North Somerset.

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Four trainee social workers have started posts in North Somerset to help vulnerable families.

Frontline - the largest social work training programme in the country - has placed 48 trainees in local authorities in the South West.

The trainees attended a five-week summer institute, where they were taught by leading academics and experts.

This is the first year the charity has partnered with local authorities to offer placements in the profession.

Josh MacAlister, from Frontline, said: "Children and families often on the fringes of society rely on social workers to stand alongside them during their most difficult moments.

"Social work has the power to change lives and we're looking forward to developing more social workers across the South West to help give every child a safe and stable home."

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