Graduates could be fast tracked into front-line social work roles under new plans to strengthen the profession.
A report by think tank IPPR calls for a scheme which selects and trains top graduates and fast tracks them into the profession.
The scheme, known as Frontline, aims to resolve the current shortage of social workers.
Under the scheme, students in their final year of undergraduate study would be recruited by Frontline. They then attend an intensive summer school training programme followed by on-the-job training throughout their final year at university.
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