Social Services: Children

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding the Government has provided to (a) the Frontline programme and (b) other social work training courses in each of the last five years.

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

The Government began funding the Frontline programme in 2013-14. The funding provided was £1,086,100 in 2013-14 and £4,517,500 in 2014-15. The total so far is £5,603,600.

This pilot programme, where more than 14 people applied for every place in the second cohort, is delivering innovative practice that will drive quality throughout the profession.

Over the last five years the Government has provided a total of £590,437,430 on other social work training courses. This is outlined in the table below:

Amount (£)

2010-11

113,579,649

2011-12

132,148,506

2012-13

130,738,664

2013-14

113,385,611

2014-15

100,585,000

Total

590,437,430

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