Practice supervisor KSS 6: purposeful and effective social work
Last updated: 23 December 2019
This page sets out the knowledge and skills listed under practice supervisor KSS 6 (purposeful and effective social work) in the Department for Education’s post-qualifying standard: knowledge and skills statement for child and family practice supervisors (KSS). Against this, we have mapped Community Care Inform guides, research, learning tools and other resources to help supervisors meet and evidence this part of the statement for CPD or NAAS preparation. The links to the resources are in blue; click to follow them to the page you’re interested in.
What does the statement say?
Resources to help you
|The practice supervisor will be able to:
||Managing risk in social work
Helps managers promote a balanced approach to risk and identify when practitioners are missing signs of harm or are overly anxious about cases.Supervision knowledge and practice hub
Provides a range of resources to support you in making the most of supervision time, including videos comparing a more reflective to a more task-focused approach and how to focus on and clarify the key dilemmas affecting the practitioners’ approach (see Shake up your supervision and 13 questions to use in supervision).Audio: using attachment theory to support families
considers how to give parents the experience of being understood and show that you will treat them with empathy.These guides can help you develop practitioners’ core skills for safeguarding, supporting and empowering children and families:
Working with fathers in child protection: lessons from research looks at the barriers to working with fathers and how to overcome them.
Knowledge and practice hubs on neglect, CSE, radicalisation, FGM, domestic abuse and child sexual abuse contain a range of written and multimedia resources to help practitioners identify, assess and manage different safeguarding risks and meet children and families’ support needs.
The looked-after children, fostering, adoption and working with disabled children knowledge and practice hubs help practitioners support children, families and carers in long term work and deal with difficulties such as adoption disruption, placement transitions, service closures and potential significant harm risks.
Learn on the go podcast: motivational interviewing
Discussing the learning from serious case reviews as a team or group using these resources may be also be useful.
Links to resource maps for other parts of the KSS:
You might be interested in…
– Online resource map for all parts of the KSS for practice supervisors
– PDF version of the resource map for all parts of the practice supervisor KSS
– Quick guide to the knowledge and skills statements and their role in the ASYE, NAAS and ongoing professional development
– Map of resources for the child and family practitioner KSS