Here at Schools Safeguarding, we believe that effective supervision is an essential part of a school’s approach to keeping children safe whilst also addressing staff wellbeing.
All members of the Schools Safeguarding Team are passionate about looking after staff who deal with safeguarding and child protection issues. Being a Designated Safeguarding Lead can be a lonely role, particularly when confidentiality limits the opportunities to offload. Often, this reduces emotional capacity and therefore effectiveness to carry out the role. Supervision or regular supportive 1:1 meetings provide a safe space to discuss any concerns or worries relating to safeguarding and can reframe difficult situations and make them more manageable. Supervision meetings are also an opportunity to gain case management advice from specialist safeguarding professionals.
The team at Schools Safeguarding is made up of Qualified Social Workers and experienced DSLs who provide supervision, support, guidance and case management for any school staff member who may require it.
Supervision is statutory according to the following Statutory Guidance:
Supervision is a formal child-centred process that provides a forum for practitioners to:
The benefits of supervision are widespread but are proven to include:
Schools Safeguarding is delighted to offer you the option of 2 annual supervision and support packages:
Both packages also include support with developing a whole school Supervision Policy and Safeguarding Advice during term time. Your dedicated consultant will discuss your individual requirements and plan the sessions to suit you.
Ad-hoc Supervision sessions can also be purchased at the following rates:
Bespoke Supervision Support Packages can be developed to meet your individual requirements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss.