New resources to support practice supervisors in their role

21 November 2019

Practice supervisors play an important role in supporting supervisees to become emotionally resilient practitioners and ensuring that social workers provide an excellent service to children and families. New open access resources aim to support practice supervisors in key aspects of their role.

Visit the website now: practice-supervisors.rip.org.uk

Being a practice supervisor is a skilled and challenging job. They are responsible for the quality of service which children and families receive and also play a key role in supporting supervisees to become emotionally resilient practitioners.

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One of their principle tasks is to provide reflective supervision that guides ethical and proportionate state intervention in family life. The relationship that practice supervisors develop with social workers is critical in supporting and sustaining their ability, and motivation, to forge similar relationships with children and families.

Developed by Research in Practice, in consultation with academics, practitioners and experts by experience, new open access learning resources aim to support practice supervisors in key aspects of their role. The materials draw on research and practice evidence, as well as learning from the lived experience of children and families.

Paul Dugmore, Associate Dean and the lead for PSDP at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am delighted to see the release of this resource for practice supervisors. These wide ranging resources will help supervisors in their critical role of supporting social workers in their work with children and families.”

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