Professor Donald Forrester

Programme Director – Research Partner, What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

Donald Forrester is Professor of Child and Family Social Work at the University of Cardiff, where he is Director of the CASCADE Centre for Children’s Social Care.

Professor Forrester has researched extensively on the links between practice skills, outcomes for children and families and the organisational factors that influence practice quality. He is a leading international authority on social work communication skills, Motivational Interviewing in child and family work and is a leading UK social work academic evaluating what works in children’s services. Professor Forrester was the first Academic Director of the Frontline programme.

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