Supervision Framework: Caseload and workload management

Supervision should include an analysis of caseload and workload management, and address any issues relating to the extent to the time available to work directly with children, adults and families as well as meeting other demands.

There should be a focus on protecting the public, delievering effective services and identifying barriers to effective practice. This may be included in the line manager’s role.

Relevant Inform guides:

Guide to analysis and decision-making

Guide to better information, better decisions, better outcomes – a frontline manager’s guide to information systems

Guide to case recording and record keeping

Guide to confident direct work with children

Guide to jointly delivering services: Youth offending teams and children’s social care

Guide to leadership and management in residential child care

Guide to rethinking management in social work and social care: managers as systems designers

Guide to understanding the importance of writing a chronology for the purpose of safeguarding children and young people

Line manager briefing on timekeeping

Using tools in direct work with children