Course Aim: To effectively equip supervisors to deliver a child centered restorative approach and evidenced based safeguarding supervision to others in the children’s workforce.
Learning outcomes - By the end of the course participants should be able to:
Understand the different elements and functions of supervision.
Use engagement skills to build a facilitating relationship enabling a supervision process.
Create a supervision atmosphere that can safely be, challenging, exploring, reflective and analytical whilst ensuring the staff members well-being.
Use knowledge and reflect on the current research of what works in relation to effective supervision.
Use models of supervision practice to inform their work including group supervision.
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 in a multi-disciplinary context.
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.
Consider the dynamics of integrated teams where line management and professional supervision may be separated.
Use knowledge of adult learning styles and understand the various methods of supervision that can be used such as team/group supervision.
Know how to reflect with supervisees the concept of creating professional curiosity in order to support their analysis of assessments.