Supervising foster care

Audience Social workers
Course Level 4
Hours 20

Learning criteria

  • Explain the role of supervision in foster care services
  • Explain why children and young people in public care should be regarded as traumatised
  • Explain what traumatised children and young people need in order to recover
  • Explain the role of the supervising social worker in promoting and assessing the needs of carers for support and professional development
  • Analyse key issues in developing skills for therapeutic supervision

Learning outcomes

  • Understand key issues in supervising foster care
  • Develop skills in supervising to promote safe and reflective practice