Professional reflective supervision


Professional Reflective Supervision

Promoting safe working practices for Practitioners, Children and their Families.
Dates to be arranged. Please ask for dates if you are looking for a bespoke delivery of this course.

This last thirteen months, since the arrival of the Pandemic has caused much reflection including re-appraisal of both personal and professional priorities. With some Designated Lead Persons for Safeguarding, Managers, Practitioners, Young People, Children and Parents suspended in trauma it is essential that a professional and discrete space is provided for us. A space to pause, identify and process 'our own narratives'.

If you a supervisor who…

  • Is keen to ensure that supervision is a worthwhile investment?
  • Is committed to ensuring that supervision is a meaningful process for the Supervisee, the Supervisor and actively enhances the professional standards of service within the organisation
  • Wants to develop a wrap around supervisory process that focuses on safeguarding children, families, practitioners and the organisation
  • Finds the supervision process gets put to the bottom of the list, repetitive or is even ‘stuck’?
  • Wants supervision to become truly embedded as the cornerstone to developing everyone’s professionalism and motivation in their practice?

If so then this course has been designed with you in mind!

This one day course has been designed to focus on the function of supervision, the theoretical models that underpin it and practical application in the workplace. The course is suitable for both those new to supervision and those wanting to explore and develop their model. With this in mind a follow-up online support session is provided as an opportunity to share experiences of providing supervision, reflect with fellow course participants as to successes and possible approach to tweak and remodel in making on enhancements to practice.

As with all Catherine Rushforth and Associate’s courses the day will be highly participatory, intended to support each delegate’s individual objectives and support the growth of professional confidence.

What we will achieve:

  • Familiarity with current policy and practice guidelines for implementing supervision
  • Establish clarity on what supervision is and is not intended to achieve
  • Explore how to promote growth and development in the individual in terms of emotional and professional maturity, and therefore develop practice in your setting
  • Build on your awareness of the signs/clues there may be that indicate risky safeguarding practice
  • Understand how to create a positive environment that promotes safer, reflective practice
  • Look at a framework for Supervision that supports everyone to meet the requirements of their job description and the responsibilities of their role
  • Enhance awareness of differing types of Supervision including the fundamental theoretical principles that underpin it
  • Begin preparation of a Supervision Policy, suitable to your setting with clear sample written agreements
  • Practice and develop the necessary skills required for high standards of supervision

This course is for those who have a supervisory responsibility that requires them to meet regularly with Practitioners to talk about their work, whether this is directly working with children or includes direct family work, those who are responsible for the ‘output’ of others including those who hold the Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding position.

This course is suitable for Supervisors/Managers from a range of services, whether Local Authority, Voluntary or Independent Initiatives and Partnerships, including Child Care Services, Children’s Centres, Programme Managers, Local Authority Managers, Early Years/Child Care Provision, Youth, Faith and Education Services.