Building practice supervision in learning organisations: Partnership Conference

Learning Event : Partnership conference
Stamford Court, Leicester
09:30 to 16:30 Thursday, 07 February 2019

  • Overview and programme
  • Speakers
  • Aimed at
  • Booking

Overview and programme

Supervision is a cornerstone of professional development and practice improvement. Supervision allows practitioners and their managers to reflect on practice, learn from experiences and it can provide encouragement, support and help build emotional resilience.

At this year’s Partnership Conference we will explore learning from new initiatives, including emerging programmes of research and innovation in supervision practice across Children’s Services.


Sessions and speakers

The conference will include sessions on:

  • initiatives exploring how to make better use of supervision as an opportunity for organisational and individual learning;
  • the development and early roll out of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme;
  • local approaches to supervision and transferable learning;
  • how families and young people can be involved in supervision.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Caroline Aldridge, Lecturer and Social Work Practice Educator, City College Norwich
  • Richard Grove, Clinical Psychologist, Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nimal Jude, Strategic Lead, Social Work England
  • Sandra McGough, Social worker, Norfolk County Council
  • Michael O'Connor, Service Manager, Youth Offending Service, London Borough of Camden
  • Professor Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex
  • Ola Sijuwade, Interim Team Manager, Barnardo’s
  • Yvette Stanley, National Director (Social Care), Ofsted 
  • Penny Sturt, Social worker and independent trainer
  • Dr David Wilkins, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University and What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care
  • Jo Williams, Delivery Lead, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation

Aimed at

Principal Social Workers, all staff with supervisory responsibilities across early help, targeted support, fostering and statutory services with children and families. 



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