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PQS programme for social work supervisors (by invitation only)

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Course Types
Training Event (face to face)
The Post Qualifying Standards for supervisors of social workers in adults services are the initiative of the Chief Social Worker, Lynn Romeo and were developed by DoHSC.

Brighton & Hove City, Portsmouth City and West Sussex County Councils have come together to commission this innovative and collaborative joint pilot programme lead by supervision specialist Dr Lisa Bostock at the University of Bedfordshire.

The programme will create a space for supervisors to further develop and enhance reflective supervision skills whilst learning alongside supervisors from other organisations.

Supervisors invited to join this 12 month programme will be provided with regular formal development sessions and reflective practice groups and also receive one-to-one mentoring to develop and evidence supervision practice that meets the PQS.

At the end of the programme supervisors will submit a portfolio of evidence to their line manager for review and assessment against the PQS before being passed to the BHCC PQS Moderation Panel for ratification.

Taught session dates: 

20th January 2022: 09.30 to 12.00

24th February 2022: 09.30 to 12.00

31st March 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

28th April 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

26th May 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

30th June 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

28th July 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

22nd September 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

20th October 2022: 09.30 to 11.00

24th November 2022: 09.30 to 11.00
Start Date
Thursday 20 January 2022
End Date
Thursday 24 November 2022
10:30 - 12:00
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how you meet the PQS through a portfolio of evidence

  • Deliver reflective supervision to those you supervise

  • Support those you supervise to build confidence through reflective conversations and decision-making.

  • Model autonomous practice delivering improved outcomes for service users

Additional information
In addition to these monthly taught sessions there will also be monthly Reflective Practice Groups (RPGs). Supervisors will be allocated to an RPG and the times of your session will be sent to you directly. Dates for RPGs are below:

18th January 2022

22nd February 2022

29th March 2022

26th April 2022

24th May 2022

28th June 2022

26th July 2022

20th September 2022

18th October 2022

22nd November 2022
Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Online Learning Session, bn2
Event Trainers
Lisa Bostock
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