Department for Education written question – answered on 3 February 2021.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the charity Frontline received from the Department for Education in each of the last five financial years.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The charity, Frontline, received funding from the department to deliver the Frontline programme, which trains graduates to become social workers, and the Firstline programme, which supports the development of social worker managers. In the last 5 financial years, they received the below amounts (rounded):

  • £16 million in 2020/21 (year to December).
  • £20 million in 2019/20.
  • £15 million in 2018/19.
  • £13 million in 2017/18.
  • £8 million in 2016/17.

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