Supervising to Safeguard in Health Organisations


Aims of the Course:

This course aims to help supervisors who work in health settings understand the core components of good supervision in a safeguarding context.

Course Structure:

The course is structured to give you time to absorb, explore and practice over the course duration. After each virtual interaction there will be work for you to complete on your own; this work is integral to the course and will prepare you for the following interaction.

This is intended to maximise your opportunities to apply the learning practically in the real context of your work.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Uunderstand what constitutes effective safeguarding supervision, its relationship to safe practice and positive outcomes for children and adults
  • Consider lessons from practice, including safeguarding reviews and the implications of these lessons for supervision
  • Consider the importance of supervisory relationships and the role an integrated model of supervision can play in promoting critical refection and positive outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Use the supervision cycle and understand how it can be used as a model to facilitate effective supervision in both formal and informal situations
  • Understand how emotions may impact on staff and decision making in safeguarding practice
  • Understand how best to help staff exercise professional curiosity, evaluate and analyse information and use this analysis to inform decision making in situations where there are concerns about the safety of a child or adult