Supervising Social Workers in Fostering Services, Two-Day Workshop, London

Wed Dec 18 2019 at 09:30 am to Thu Dec 19 2019 at 04:30 pm
Family Action Head Office, 34 Wharf Road, London, United Kingdom

Family Action Head Office, 34 Wharf Road, London, United Kingdom

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The role of the Supervising Social Worker is key in enabling Fostering Services to ensure that vulnerable looked after children are safe, nurtured and that their resilience is being promoted. Yet there is often little opportunity to prepare new workers for this role or for experienced staff to reflect on their practice.

This two-day workshop enables Social Workers to apply robust frameworks to their supervisory practice, taking into account what we know from research and lessons from serious case reviews. We will also examine the role of emotional intelligence and adult learning in relation to enable reflective practice in foster carers and examine how to tackle difficult conversations and performance issues.    

Target Group 

Experienced and new Supervising Social Workers or those considering this role, managers in fostering services and panel members or chairs who wish to gain more knowledge and understanding of the role.


Nicky Probert is a Training Manager for Family Action, with over 30 years of social work experience including acting  as a Panel Chair for 7 years. She is an experienced trainer, having previously worked for BAAF for over 12 years. Nicky has a consultancy role as an ADM for an independent fostering agency. 

Workshop Outline   

This workshop will examine the supervisory task in relation to the 4x4x4 model, which highlights the key functions of supervision, and relates these directly to foster carers’ tasks: 





The workshop will use group discussions, case studies and small group exercises to achieve the learning outcomes.

 A full list of learning outcomes is available on request from joy ! broadhurst | family-action ! org ! uk


This course is also available to commission in-house for 8–25 participants where a daily delivery rate is charged. Please call us for enquiries regarding costings and availability on 07469 660 479.
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