Preparing supervisors to provide safeguarding supervision for healthcare staff
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Preparing supervisors to provide safeguarding supervision for healthcare staff

Marcia Smikle Head of safeguarding children, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, England

This paper outlines why experienced supervisors at a London healthcare provider received skills training so they could offer safeguarding supervision to front-line colleagues with case management responsibilities for vulnerable children and young people. It examines how supervisors use the main functions of supervision and a cycle of reflection in clinical practice with supervisees. As well as the professional issues encountered by supervisors in relation to the benefits, the challenges of providing supervision and the action required to make safeguarding supervision a part of the organisational culture are also explored.

Correspondence msmikle@sky.com

Nursing Management. 24, 8,34-41. doi: 10.7748/nm.2017.e1683

Received: 05 September 2017

Accepted: 23 October 2017

Published in print: 28 November 2017

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict Of Interest

None declared