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Mark Stancer

Mark is our Curriculum Director. He has had over 33 years experience in social work support roles. This includes as a qualified social worker, as well as leadership at both operational and strategic levels, from managing teams up to and including directorship.

His work has included time working with local authorities on a permanent basis, including Hertfordshire, Ealing, Hackney, Essex and Lambeth. Mark successfully led the last two authorities to achieve dramatic improvements in social work. Authorities rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted were led to achieve significant improvement as a result of Mark’s leadership.

As well as being a qualified social worker, Mark is also a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and a solution-focussed practitioner.

Mark was Director for Children’s social care in Lambeth before joining Frontline in January 2019.

Research interests

Mark is interested in developing knowledge through research into the field of social work practice.

Conference Presentations

All-Staff conference Lambeth: 2018

All-Staff conference Lambeth: 2017

Keynote address: Lambeth: Children at the Heart of Practice launch: Nov 2016

All-Staff conference: Essex 2016


Senior management Action learning sets, 2017.

Solution focussed brief therapy, 2012.


MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy

BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies

Diploma in Social work

Location: London

Coram Campus
41 Brunswick Square

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