Safeguarding Supervision for Health and Social Care

1 or 2 day course max 15 people.

Safeguarding and child protection issues can be complex and often emotionally exhausting. Consequently, staff left in a state of heightened emotion, may become burnt out, more likely to become ill, less effective in key decision-making processes, less effective in their case work.

This course will enable you to support staff working with safeguarding and child protection concerns. It will also enable you to support them with complex everyday situations which are impacting on their stress levels.

This will enable you to help safeguard both staff and service users, patients, clients.

Learning Objectives

Identify barriers and responses which impact on staffs’ ability to keep children and families safe.

Identify how effective supervision can reduce the impact of stressful situations for staff, children and families

Identify and practice supervision frameworks which enable a response to safeguarding concerns.

  • Who should attend

    Those who have oversight of cases involving safeguarding in the Health and Social Care field.

  • This course will provide

    • A framework to supervise staff
    • Structure for supervision guidance document
    • Tools to use in supervision
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Linked to legislation

Working Together to Safeguarding Children (2018):

a designated practitioner (or, for health commissioning and health provider organisations/agencies, designated and named practitioners) for child safeguarding. Their role is to support other practitioners in their organisations and agencies to recognise the needs of children, including protection from possible abuse or neglect. Designated practitioner roles should always be explicitly defined in job descriptions. Practitioners should be given sufficient time, funding, supervision and support to fulfil their child welfare and safeguarding responsibilities effectively

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff Fourth edition: January 2019

Core competencies, knowledge and skills across all professional and staff groups at level 3

• To know how to deliver and receive supervision within effective models of supervision and/or peer review as appropriate to role, and be able to recognise the potential personal impact of safeguarding/child protection work on professionals.(P.33)
• Provide advice on child protection case focused support and supervision for health staff at all levels within organisations across healthcare services that deliver health services (p.83)

Level 4: Specialist roles – named professionals for safeguarding children and young people

To be able to be a trained provider of safeguarding/child protection supervision and/or support.