Group Supervision

Qualified social worker 

Do you want to be able to meet the essential requirements, set by Social Work England, for continuous professional development and embed the ‘Knowledge and Skills Statement for Adults (KSS)’ and ‘Professional Capability Framework (PCF)’ into your practice?

A range of Group Supervision sessions on topical issues relevant to frontline practice in Adult Care have been designed, for qualified social workers and student social workers, with use of real life anonymised social work practice examples, to provide an opportunity to embed reflective practice and meet continuous professional development requirements

Group Supervision Sessions are 1 ½ hours in duration and include a mixture of learning materials involving group participation.  They are delivered to a minimum of 8 people and maximum of 15 people

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Group Supervision Session Topics Include:

Maintaining a Healthy Wellbeing

A session to improve the confidence of social workers and optimise their wellbeing in the workplace

Boosting Resilience in Individuals and Teams

An interactive session to support individuals and teams to minimise professional challenges and maximise collective strengths

SWORD Exercise

Use of ‘The SWORD Change Project’ from ‘Research in Practice’ which offers a research informed approach to improve organisational resilience

Team Building Exercise 1

Use of ‘One Page Profiles’, a ‘Strength Spotting’ exercise and sharing reflective experiences exercise to improve team cohesion

Team Building Exercise 2

Use of the ‘Tree of Life’ exercise and an exercise to offer a positive approach to manage professional conflict


A session to analyse the role of a professional and promote professional practice in social work

Professional Boundaries Session

An opportunity to analyse professional boundaries in social work, using real life case examples, to generate thoughtful discussion and encourage safe practice

The Regulation of Social Work and the Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Service

An overview of the history of social work regulation and the DBS service with discussion questions to promote learning and apply Social Work England’s Professional Standards to practice

Social Work Values

A refresh on core social work values and how these are applied to practice, including consideration of Social Work England’s Professional Standards

Advocacy and Human Rights

A session to explore advocacy in practice and examine whistleblowing, considering real-life practice examples to promote safe, good practice

Safeguarding Adults

An overview of safeguarding adults offering an opportunity to address any fears and concerns social workers may have in this area of practice. Also, the use of real life case examples to improve confidence, generate thoughtful discussion and encourage safe practice

Strength Based Approach

A discussion of a strength based approach with use of the ‘Five-Quadrant Model’ and a practical application of the Care Act, to improve social work assessment skills in line with this legislation


Lone Working

A session to raise awareness about the risks of lone working in social work and exploring how these can be minimised to improve personal safety and the safety of other colleagues

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) Reflective Cycle Tool

The application of ‘Gibbs Reflective Model’ to AMHP assessment work

Bespoke group supervision topics can be requested

Benefits of Group Supervision Sessions:

  • Susan’s group supervision sessions provide crucial support to employers, to embed the ‘Standards for Employers of Social Workers’ and support to social work practitioners to embed the ‘Knowledge and Skills Statement for Adults (KSS)’ and ‘Professional Capability Framework (PCF)’ into their ongoing social work practice
  • The group supervision sessions enable social worker/student social workers to discuss and reflect on complex cases where peer support would be valuable with the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, whilst also meeting their ongoing professional registration requirements for continuous professional development

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Contact Susan Rutter who can provide specialist advice on social care matters, adopting an empathetic friendly approach to help you navigate the social care system and get the best out of it