Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Centre for Child and Family Research

Evaluation Research


Developed by Frontline, Firstline aims to create a climate shift within children’ social care by reconceiving the role of social work managers so that they become the engines for the development of practice excellence conduct. CCFR will explore the implementation and effectiveness of the Firstline model across three levels. Firstly, at a systems level, by exploring the environment and culture within which Firstline is being implemented. Secondly, at a first-line leadership level, by exploring the extent to which the Firstline programme can improve the interactions between leaders and social work practitioners to promote a more enabling environment. Lastly, at a social work decision-making level, by exploring the efficacy of social work decision-making and whether the implementation of Firstline can enable social work managers to lead and support social workers to improve their decision-making whilst creating an environment whereby social workers feel more enabled and confident to do so.

Contact Rebecca Brown: r.c.brown@lboro.ac.uk



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