Clinical Safeguarding Supervision for
Registered Managers and Care Staff

What is Clinical Safeguarding Supervision?

Clinical Safeguarding Supervision provides support to staff with any safeguarding and child protection concerns they may have and makes sure that child-centred activities are delivered safely. Effective Clinical Safeguarding Supervision reduces risk to children and young people, while identifying their needs. Clinical Safeguarding Supervision helps front-line staff to provide high-quality care, risk analysis, and individual action plans.

Clinical Safeguarding Supervision will encompass all agendas outlined in the Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including the Quality Standards (2015). Specifically, supervisees will be enabled to reflect on, understand, and manage their own feelings / responses in relation to the behaviour and emotions of children; they will be engaged in the safeguarding culture of the home so they understand what they would need to do if they found other staff misusing or abusing their position to the detriment of the safety of a child; and they will be encouraged to reflect on their practice and the needs of the children assigned to their care.

Changing Outcomes Supervision Services

Supervision provided by our consultants will:

  • be provided for multi-disciplinary staff working in children’s homes
  • be provided on a 1-1 basis or in groups of up to 6 people
  • be provided face to face or online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom
  • cover the following standard agendas: Probation or Appraisal Actions; Supportive (including supervisee well-being, and the impact of the work); Managerial; Reflective Practice; Continuing Professional Development; Safeguarding & Whistleblowing; Any other Business
  • be provided every four weeks, or more frequently as required
  • be provided as a ‘Directed Supervision’ on request to address specific topics or issues identified
  • be summarised in a written record and provided to the supervisee within 3 working days of the supervision
  • be confidential (may be viewed by Ofsted on request to the supervisee)
  • Please note, in the event of significant concerns about the well-being of the supervisee, or significant concerns about the well-being of any employee or service user of the supervisee’s organisation, the supervisor may share information with the line manager, the Responsible Individual or Director, and/or the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

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