Supervising to Safeguard Children – Training for Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships


This two day programme focuses on the role of supervision in promoting effective safeguarding practice. It is not specific to any one organisation, is intended to be delivered to a multi-agency audience and explores the elements of supervision that are intrinsic to keeping children safe from harm across all professions. The course will explore working with uncertainty, the factors that affect decision making, the role of emotional resilience, as well as lessons from serious case reviews.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will have had an opportunity to:

  • Describe the elements of effective safeguarding supervision and how it can contribute to good outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Use supervision to enable supervisees to critically appraise their own safeguarding practice
  • Positively manage the emotionally laden aspects of safeguarding children, enabling emotions to be used to enrich thinking and support safe practice
  • Promote the effective collection, collation, weighting and analysis of information throughout the safeguarding process to enable effective decision making