Reflective supervision skills

Supervision is extremely important to ensure that a job is done well and properly. Ensuring that supervision can occur and is given the correct priority is essential when meeting the needs of children, young people and their families, and working to achieve best practice for all. Encouraging workers to reflect on their own work, while providing adequate support in the work place, can also help deal with the considerable stresses and strains of the job – and the course will help you embed supervision into your practice.
Course Information

Course Information

Reflective supervision skills

Course Overview

By the end of this course participants should:

  • Understand the different elements and functions of supervision.
  • Create a supervision atmosphere that can safely be challenging, exploring, reflective and analytical whilst ensuring the staff members well-being.
  • Use models of supervision practice to inform their work.
  • Describe the impact that child protection work may have on front-line workers in all agencies involved in safeguarding children and be able to use their supervision skills to manage this impact.
  • Help workers to analyse information and use this analysis to inform decision making in situations where there are concerns regarding the safety of a child.
  • Understand the risks and implications surrounding the supervision process and the supervisor’s responsibilities including the duality of roles.
  • Understand the responsibilities of supervisees and be able to clarify their contribution to making supervision effective.

Our courses encourage participants to consider not only their individual role and responsibilities in relation to the subject, but also to look at the subject from a multi agency perspective. We use best practice and research examples throughout and encourage participants to develop a reflective and safe approach to their practice.

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