Knowledge and Practice Hubs

Supervision knowledge and practice hub

Supervisor with supervisee

Learning points

  • How to shift supervision from a ‘verbal deluge’ of update from the social worker to focus on addressing their practice dilemmas.
  • Advice on meeting requirements to record and provide oversight while creating space for a reflective rather than task-focused approach.
  • Ways to make discussion of emotion – both the practitioner’s and children and families’ – central to the process.

The resources in this hub can help you meet point 9 of the Knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners: Child and family assessment.


Dr David WilkinsDr David Wilkins is a senior research fellow at the Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire.

Along with colleagues from the University of Bedfordshire and Cardiff University, he is currently undertaking a major research project into the form and function of supervision and the relationship between supervision, practice and outcomes for children and families.

David wrote the guides in this hub and the scenarios and commentary for the videos.

Click on the individual guides in the More from Inform and Related skills sections for information about their authors.

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