About the Supervisor Development Programme

Supporting the implementation of post-qualifying standards for practice supervisors in adult social care

The Supervisor Development Programme is a national programme commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care to support practice supervisors in developing their supervision skills. It aims to enable and empower those responsible for delivering and overseeing effective supervision within local authorities to develop, deliver and disseminate sustainable learning within their local areas.

The programme reflects, but is not be limited to, the requirements of the post-qualifying standards (Knowledge and Skills Statements) for Practice Supervisors, as well as complementing the wealth of existing continuous professional development activity in this field.

This website features open access tools and learning resources that were included in the face-to-face delivery of the programme to support practice supervisors in adult social work, together with videos that show different styles of supervision. The videos are accompanied by short reflective questions, which can be used as a training resource.

Additional Supervisor Development Programme resources will be developed and featured in the coming months.

Post-Qualifying Standard for Social Work

Hear from Lyn Romeo, the Chief Social Worker for Adults, talking about the Post-Qualifying Standard for Social Work.

Relationship between the standards 

Hear from Gerry Nosowska, Chair of BASW and Research in Practice for adults, outlining the relationship between the Post-Qualifying Standard for Social Work, Knowledge and Skills Statement, Professional Capabilities Framework, Capability Statement and the role of the regulator.