Social Workers: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many social workers her Department estimates will be trained through (a) Frontline and (b) Step-Up in (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education estimates that 103 participants are set to qualify as social workers in 2015-16 and up to 132 participants in 2016-17 through Frontline.

The Department for Education estimates that up to 303 participants are set to qualify as social workers in 2015-16 and up to 400 participants in 2016- through Step Up to Social Work.

This Government have recently announced an expansion of schemes like Frontline and Step Up to Social Work as part of a wider drive to improve the quality of social work.

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