Leadership and Management

  • Lynne McPhersonEmail author
  • Noel Macnamara
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


Supervisor leadership behaviours that facilitate good practice were identified by research respondents as inspirational and sustaining, especially leadership behaviours that promoted social justice, and hence social work, values. As managers, effective supervisors create and maintain efficient operating systems, striving to balance the five dimensions of supervision in a complex environment. The management function within supervision includes the management of this sense of balance, facilitated by keeping the child in mind and at the heart of supervisory reflection.


Leadership in child protection Leading child protection practice Governance Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts and Social Sciences, Social WorkSouthern Cross UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  2. 2.Therapeutic Care ProgramAustralian Childhood FoundationMelbourneAustralia

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