Supervision – guidance for practitioners

Supervision (sometimes referred to a clinical supervision) should be offered to all staff whose work brings them into contact with children, young people and their families.

Whilst the main focus may be on the safeguarding team members, other staff will need support either on an ongoing or specific basis.

Staff should be made aware that supervision is available if they want it and to contact their Designated Safeguarding Lead to discuss further.

As part of the learning from a Serious Case Review the MSCB Supervision Guidance (issued 2013) was developed in relation to carrying out safeguarding supervision sessions with staff.

This guidance should be read alongside the relevant sections of the GMSP procedures.

The four main functions of supervision are:

Inter agency working
An awareness and appreciation of the role of others is essential for effective collaboration between organisations and their practitioners.

More information can be found in the

Working Together 2018
Details of organisational responsibilities, as set out in Working Together, can be viewed at–2

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