Unit 532 Diploma 5

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1. Understand the purpose of supervision
1.1 Evaluate the theoretical approaches to professional supervision
The theoretical thoughts around supervision come from the student and teacher, the supervisee learning from the supervisor. The apprentice learning from the master of the trade.
The general social care council clearly states that:
‘As social care worker, you must be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your skills knowledge ‘.
In the hierarchy sense the supervisee could have more experience than the supervisor.
This would then not seem as teacher student.
What then can the supervisor bring to the supervision? Knowledge and understanding of legislation needed to support the
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The National Minimum Standards within care clearly states the use and need for regular supervision .Ensuring the knowledge of safe guarding around the child and care worker is paramount, the risks of allegations and section 47 in the care practise can raise anxieties if not addressed .Ensuring the supervisors knowledge In all areas of legislation is paramount to support the supervisee. Our code of practise, legislation and policies of our practise, within our own care setting will influence the quality of supervision to the care team. The understanding of the Child protection and safe guarding policies, by the supervisor, will support the supervisee in feeling supported, within this area of care .All care workers have the responsibility of knowing and understanding, child protection and safe guarding policies.
Reg 33 and Reg 34 are clear monitors off safe practise and the running off the home, our governing body Ofsted will visit the home and give clear feed back to what is needed to improve care and outcomes for the young people .These regulations and standards set a very clear expectation for performance indicators to the care team and the managers achievable goals for the team. “In this way managers are expected to develop relationships and environments that enable people to work together and respond to change .Such ‘joint performance’ involves having common goals,