Chief social worker for children appointed
Isabelle Trowler is a highly experienced social worker who “transformed” children’s services in Hackney, the Department for Education reports. In her new role she lead reforms which will affect the entire profession, the government says.
In addition, a new fast-track social work training scheme called Frontline will be aimed at the “highest achieving” graduates.
The Education Secretary said:
“Good social workers literally save lives; the bad can leave them in ruins. I am delighted that Isabelle Trowler has agreed to lead our reform programme, to challenge as well as to champion the profession so that vulnerable children and families are better protected.
I am also very pleased to announce our support for Frontline, an exciting proposal and a real challenge for the brightest applicants who will have the privilege and satisfaction of helping to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in the country.”
Isabelle Trowler, who helped develop the Frontline curriculum, added:
“I know the best social work can transform lives but too often we only hear about the things that go wrong. I want to raise standards throughout the profession so that every social work team in the country is as good as the best.”
“Children’s social work is one of the hardest jobs a person can accept, and offers a unique opportunity to work with the most vulnerable families in the country. I am very excited by the opportunity I have to champion social work as well as challenge the profession, its employers and educators too, to deliver the very best for families.”
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