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First Steps in Management is an interactive resource that supports social care managers who are new in post. Find out more about the resource and how it can help you.

Good leadership and management is essential for high quality care and support. Effective leaders create a sense of trust, confidence and belief. They can inspire people to adopt the values and behaviour they promote.

This resource covers three key elements of leadership and management:

  • managing yourself
  • leading and managing a team
  • leading and managing a service.

This resource has practical guidance, points for reflection and additional resources. It supports managers to develop as leaders in care. 

The resource works alongside the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care and the practice guidance for social care managers.