As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring we increase diversity and inclusion across the Frontline programme, and are working hard to tackle underrepresentation. 22% of our 2020 Cohort identifies as being Black, Asian or minority ethnic which is the most diverse yet, but we want to and know we can do better.
Almost a third of the children social workers support identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, and we believe social workers should reflect this diversity and the diversity of all the communities they serve. This is crucial to ensure both the Frontline programme and the profession more broadly reflect the widest range of perspectives possible. It is also why we want and need to address the gender imbalance in our cohorts; although our most recent intake has a higher representation of men than other routes, we still want to increase this. This is how we will be able to have the biggest impact on vulnerable children and families and create social change for those that need it most.
We therefore want to actively encourage applications from anyone who identifies as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, or male, and wants to join us in our mission to create social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home.