What is good leadership in child protection services?

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


The overarching aim of this research is to improve leadership and oversight of child protection services to enable a more stable, effective and cost-efficient workforce and better outcomes for children and families. A realist approach will be employed to explore how leadership is understood by social workers in children services. Mixed methods will be employed to examine the perspective of practitioners, managers, policy makers and service users. Through the research guidance and/or an intervention for improving leadership will be developed. In doing this, the research will necessarily be embracing a co-production approach, which will enhance practice and improve outcomes for children.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2273734 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 31/01/2024 Charlotte Elizabeth WAITS