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First steps in management is a helpful resource for new social care managers starting their leadership and management career in the social care sector.


The focus of this resource is about leading and managing a social care service and supporting new social care managers to:

  • settle into their new management role
  • think about their responsibilities as a leader and manager of a social care service
  • understand their role and responsibilities when leading and managing a team
  • know what support they can expect from their employer
  • know how they can strengthen and develop their skills and knowledge in line with what is expected of them in the Code of Professional Practice, and their post-registration training and learning needs.

The resource also includes a wide range of useful links to leadership and management resources that can help support new social care managers.