Professional reflective supervision


Professional Reflective Supervision

Promoting safe working practices for Practitioners, Children and their Families.

Are 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. It is intended to support Supervisors in exploring a model that fits best with their organisation and to take steps in either enhancing the current arrangements or preparing to implement a new approach. The day actively integrates the opportunity to practise supervisory methods and techniques.

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.