Supervision is a process in which one worker is given responsibility to work with another worker in order to meet corporate, departmental, professional and personal objectives.  These are competency, accountability in performance, continuing professional development and personal support.

Supervision works best where there is a shared perception of and commitment to the process by both parties, based on clarity about agreed roles, responsibilities and expectations.


  • Identify the purpose of supervision, with particular reference to safeguarding work
  • Explain the different models of supervision and their relationship to practice and safeguarding outcomes
  • Identify both practitioner and manager skills within a competency framework
  • Apply principles of adult learning to your own supervision practice
  • Practice supervisory skills and evaluate your own performance in order to apply your learning to real life situations
  • Recognise some of the unhealthy processes in supervision which may result in dangerous practice