Supervision is central to good practice. Good supervision provides an opportunity to develop reflective thinking which can improve resilience, improves the quality of decision making and interventions, supports professional thinking and prevent failure, helps to identify and achieve personal learning and development opportunities and addresses workload management. It can increase a practitioner’s confidence and improve job satisfaction and assure the supervisor that all tasks have been completed, and that practice is legally compliant and meets standards. This highly interactive day with a number of small and large group exercises will explore the aims and functions of supervision, define good supervision and outline the values, principles and standards, as set out in your Supervision policy. It will cover the importance of reflection and powerful questioning, including using the strengths based approach and addressing difficult conversations. It will reinforce supervision standards required by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), set out the responsibilities of both supervisor and supervisee for supervision and define the supervision contract. It will include an opportunity for supervisees to develop or expand their own resilience toolkit.

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Staff working in Adult Social Care

How Long is the Course?

One day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:-

• Be aware of the standards for supervision set out nationally and of the requirements expected of individuals

• Ensure the promotion of wellbeing for themselves and the staff they supervise

• Adopt a strengths based approach in supervision practice, through questioning and coaching techniques

• Define good supervision

• Explore different types of supervision

• Explain roles and responsibilities in accordance with your Supervision policy

• Outline why reflective practice and thinking are important and relevant in adult social care

• Take a critically reflective approach to supervision to enhance quality of practice

• Negotiate supervision contracts

• Develop and review own action plan to promote effective use of supervision


“Great course delivery and very well organised” Social Worker, Sandwell MBC

“Very informative & relevant to improve practice” Social Worker, Sandwell MBC

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