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Child Protection Supervision Skills (formally known as Safeguarding Supervision for Managers) (Group 6)Course Full

Date(s) - 04/02/2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Newcourt Community Centre

Target Group

Staff and volunteers who are in a child protection supervisory or management role (including Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies) and staff with line management responsibilities for practitioners who have contact with children and families.


Serious Case Reviews have highlighted the critical importance of high quality supervision in safeguarding and child protection to enable workers to make effective decisions in complex and challenging situations. The training will draw on material from serious case reviews, both local and national, and multi-agency case audits. The Devon and Torbay agreed a set of Child Protection Supervision Principles (2015) which are used across the agencies – these will be used to support the learning.

Training Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • identify the purpose of supervision with particular reference to safeguarding work
  • recognise some of the unhealthy processes in supervision which may result in dangerous practice
    focus on providing supportive challenge
  • reminding you of the importance of professional curiosity
  • looking at analysis and risk assessment to help make effective decisions in those complex cases
  • explore emotional and personal issues which impact on individuals
  • discuss strategies to unblock thought processes and individual cases


You must have the agreement of your Manager or funding agency to attend this course, unless you wish to attend in a self-funding capacity. Please note that if payment is not received for delegates from non-partner agencies 1 month before the course is due to run your place may be cancelled.

Please make yourself aware of the cancellation policy before booking a place as cancellations with less than 4 week’s notice from the course date will incur a charge unless a substitute is found.

If you have a DEL account, click here to book a place on the training – if you don’t have an account, please fill in the training course request below

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