Supervision and Safeguarding course

The course aims to equip safeguarding designated leads, senior and middle managers and safeguarding teams with the skills and confidence to support and challenge staff to understand better risk and the quality of work being undertaken with children and families.


What is Supervision in Safeguarding


At its core, Safeguarding Supervision is about improving the lives of the children, young people and adults you work with, the experience of staff and volunteers, and the quality and purpose of the work of the organisation.

It is a safeguarding designated leads, senior and middle managers and safeguarding teams. Supervision should take place at a protected time and within a safe environment.  Safeguarding supervision should promote reflective practice and critical thinking to support and develop the knowledge and skills of others.  



What will I learn in the Safeguarding Supervision course?


  • Identify the purpose of supervision, with reference to safeguarding work and defining supervision
  • Explain the different models of supervision and their relationship to practice and safeguarding outcomes
  • Understand the importance of supervision in safeguarding practice
  • Apply principles of adult learning to your own supervision practice
  • Practice supervisory skills and deliver group and/or individual supervision
  • Undertake dynamic risk assessment during supervision
  • Focusing on experience, reflection, analysis, critical thinking and action plans
  • Explore the potential benefits of group/individual supervision and the potential pitfalls of group/ individual supervision
  • To be able to apply reflective practice and solution-focused approaches to challenging decisions
  • Key tasks for supervision leads
  • Group supervision – getting the basics right
  • Responsibilities of group members: creating a safe environment
  • Working with group supervision, managing conflict and safe environments


Who Is Safeguarding Supervision Training For?


Effective Safeguarding Supervision training target audience can vary depending on the roles and responsibilities within the organisation. The course is designed for individuals or groups who are in a lead role in overseeing safeguarding activity in an organisation.


The training course would be suitable for:


  • Designated Safeguarding Officers / Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • Directors
  • Regional and Senior Managers
  • Residential and Registered Managers
  • Social Work Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Clinical Leads
  • Safeguarding Teams
  • Volunteer Leaders / Coordinators


Why Is Safeguarding Training Important?


Effective Safeguarding Supervision Training is important in settings such as education, residential and nursing settings, social care, charities and various other organisations working with children, young people and their families and adults.  Supervision is about promoting the shared responsibility of safeguarding children, young people, their families and adults at risk. This should always be the priority.


How Does Supervision Safeguarding Training Support Practice?


  • Supervision is part of good safeguarding practice.
  • Supervision is one of the most important relationships in managing safeguarding cases.
  • Staff and volunteers are entitled to the highest quality of individual or group supervision.
  • Everyone can use good supervision to promote change within an organisation.
  • Safeguarding supervision can be complex and a skilful process which can be learnt by undergoing effective supervision training.
  • Safeguarding supervision policies and guidelines support the quality of supervision sessions. It is about process and content.
  • Safeguarding supervisors must undergo training, support and supervision themselves. This is equally important for them to be up skilled and be fully present and active when undertaking this role. They must have all the relevant information and preparation for their role.

How to book this course


To book this course please click on the below course date preferred and pay by card. Or speak to a friendly member of our team to arrange this. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this Effective Safeguarding Training Course.



Current Supervision and Safeguarding course Course Dates

 Supervision & Safeguarding

16th July 2024

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 Supervision & Safeguarding

5th September 2024

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 Supervision & Safeguarding

5th December 2024

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