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Question: 511 Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care setting

1.1. Analyse the principles, scope and purpose of professional supervision.
1.2. Outline theories and models of professional supervision.
1.3. Explain how the requirements of legislation, codes of practice and agreed ways of working influence professional supervision.
1.4. Explain how findings from research can be used within professional supervision.
1.5. Explain how professional supervision can protect the:
- Individual
- Supervisor
- Supervisee

2.1. Explain the performance management cycle.
2.2. Analyse how professional supervision supports performance.
2.3. Analyse how performance indicators can be used to measure practice.

3.1. Explain factors which result in a power imbalance in professional supervision.
3.2. Explain how to address power imbalance in own supervision practice.

Answer: According to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) all social care workers and managers have to participate in supervision to meet regulations. As the manager of the independent living service I ensure that all of my staff undergo supervision and meet the required objectives, these are: competency, accountable performance, continuing professional development and personal support. The purpose of supervisions is to reflect together on practice through discussion and to explore any issues that may become apparent, it is also important to use supervision as a time to recognise good practice also. This conforms to Carroll’s (1996) explanation that says supervision is about reviewing and reflecting to improve and learn from experiences. Overall Carroll (1996) descries the purpose of professional supervision as bettering the quality of the entire service as a whole. According to Kadushin (...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3277
  • Date submitted: October 06, 2019
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8723

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