Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
What sort of questions should I ask during a supervision?
I have just started a new role within care, I will be doing supervisions. What sort of questions should I start with?
Thank you for your question.
Skills for Care has some useful information on their website.
What is supervision?
Supervision involves making the time and developing the practical structure to give support to co-workers. This is done using various approaches during formal and informal supervision and appraisal.
A supervisory relationship is one in which a person with some knowledge and skill, takes responsibility and accountability for the wellbeing and work performance of the person being supervised—the supervisee. It is ‘one-to-one’ (with exceptions), and is supportive rather than judgemental.
Skills for Care also sell a book which you might be interested in.
How can Skills for Care help?
We have developed a guide which covers all you need to know about workplace supervision such as:
- Understanding supervision
- What is supervision? / Why is supervision important?
- The supervisor
- The role of the supervisor and what is expected
- Providing supervision
- Scheduling / Timing
- Informal supervision and support
- Reflective practice in supervision
- People Performance Management Toolkit
- Delivering the Care Certificate
The Effective supervision guide is available from our bookshop for £20. Visit our bookshop today to get your copy.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) also has a great deal of guidance on their website about Supervision.
With best wishes,
What would you like to ask Sheila?
Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.