The EYFS Statutory Framework places a requirement on providers to put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with children and families. Effective supervision provides support, coaching and training for the practitioner and promotes the interests of children. Supervision should foster a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement, which encourages the confidential discussion of sensitive issues.
This course is designed to support managers in developing their supervision to promote safe effective practice in a children’s service or organisation, in line with their supervision policy. There will be opportunities to build on existing skills and deepen understanding.
Note - this course used to be called "Supervising to Safeguard Children"
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
Identify the link between supervision and safeguarding children
Understand the four key functions of supervision
Understand the possible impact of working with a high level of risk
Identify the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee
Recognise the importance of supervision for managing risk and providing evidence based judgement
Recognise the link between the role of supervision and ensuring positive outcomes for children
Identify issues that need to be addressed in order to effectively implement a supervision policy and manage performance
This course is suitable for managers who have responsibility for both supervision of staff and safeguarding children.