The Government’s, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2018) requires Safeguarding Lead professionals to receive appropriate supervision, and this is reinforced by Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) and learning from serious case reviews.
The purpose of such supervision is to reach a balance between personal support and guidance, managerial review and case management analysis, encouraging reflection upon good practice. The impact of effective supervision is a safer, more reflective school setting.
- Establish clarity on what supervision is and is not intended to achieve; Enhance awareness of differing types of supervision including the key principles that underpin it Build familiarity with current policy and practice guidelines for implementing supervision
- Examine a supervision framework, recommended by BCC that supports everyone to meet the requirements of their job description and the responsibilities of their role
- Explore how to promote individual development and effective safeguarding practice in your setting
- Understand how to create a positive environment that promotes safer, reflective practice
- Build on your awareness of the signs there may be that indicate risky safeguarding practice
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About the Course Leader
Sandra Passmore – Senior Adviser, Services For Education
Sandra is a Senior Adviser in the School Support Service and has extensive experience in safeguarding, health and wellbeing and evidence based practice. She has worked nationally with key government departments (Departments of Health and Education) to help shape strategy and policy whilst still retaining the focus on working for the best outcomes for children and young people.
She has a PhD on the psychology of health related choices which has informed the development of award winning, evidence based programmes such as Health for Life in primary schools and Health for Life in nursery schools which have been proven to have a sustainable impact on improving the health and wellbeing of children and families.
Sandra has for many years been a lead in developing and delivering the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) training that trains and supports all headteachers, senior leaders and other staff. She has been pivotal in expanding the remit of the safeguarding work to also include issues such as domestic abuse and sexual violence and harassment within the education context.
Sandra passion for improving the lives of children has lead her to develop work within Public Health and managed RCT (Randomised Control Trials) on the effectiveness of interventions such as the daily mile. She is also working with colleagues both locally and nationally to reduce health inequalities in children both in early years and primary schools. Additionally Sandra has written books for teachers and pupils as well as peer reviewed academic journal papers.