I once knew a team where all the workers called the manager ‘mother’. Some reflections on supervision within an integrated leadership and management programme

Ward, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5531-7131, 2013. I once knew a team where all the workers called the manager ‘mother’. Some reflections on supervision within an integrated leadership and management programme. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 16 (3), pp. 65-80. ISSN 1746-6105

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Abstract

In 2010, an integrated Leadership, Management and Safeguarding training programme for adult and children's services managers was created by a group of local authorities and a local university. Following Lord Laming (Department of Health, 2003 and Laming, 2009), the emerging reports of Munro (2010) and the Social Work Task Force (Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009) called for increased emphasis on supervision as a key mechanism for safeguarding children, and by implication, adults. Therefore on this course two different means for candidates to address issues of supervision and explore their practice were included: a discussion board, and a critical friend exercise using video. A feature of the programme was the learning and understanding which developed from adults and children's sectors learning together. The work on supervision provided a shared space in which all could participate. Feedback indicates that the two methods were both valued in different ways for the opportunity they provided for exploring supervision and enhancing reflective practice. This article is a reflection by one of the course tutors on the methods used and the value of both adult and children's managers participating together.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: 'I once knew a team where all the workers called the manager "mother"'... Some reflections on supervision within an integrated leadership and management programme
Publication Title: Social Work and Social Sciences Review
Creators: Ward, J.
Publisher: Whiting & Birch
Date: 2013
Volume: 16
Number: 3
ISSN: 1746-6105
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1921/4003160305DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:50
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23123

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