What happens in child and family social work supervision?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621921
Title:
What happens in child and family social work supervision?
Authors:
Wilkins, David ( 0000-0003-2780-0385 ) ; Forrester, Donald; Grant, Louise Jane
Abstract:
Supervision is fundamental to the social work profession. However, increasing concern has been expressed over the managerial capture of local authority social work and the use of supervision as a way of enabling management oversight (or surveillance) of practice. Despite the importance of supervision, we have little evidence about what happens when managers and child and family social workers meet to discuss casework and less about how supervision influences practice. In this study, 34 supervision case discussions were recorded. Detailed descriptions are given of what happens in supervision. Overall, case discussions operated primarily as a mechanism for management oversight and provided limited opportunity for reflection, emotional support or critical thinking. With reference to organizational context, it is suggested that these deficits result from a system that focuses too much on ‘what and when’ things happen and not enough on ‘how and why’.
Citation:
Wilkins D, Forrester D, Grant L J (2016) 'What happens in child and family social work supervision?', Child and Family Social Work 22(2) p942-951.
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Child and Family Social Work
Issue Date:
4-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621921
DOI:
10.1111/cfs.12314
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cfs.12314/full
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1356-7500
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilkins, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorForrester, Donalden
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Louise Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T12:53:50Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T12:53:50Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-04-
dc.identifier.citationWilkins D, Forrester D, Grant L J (2016) 'What happens in child and family social work supervision?', Child and Family Social Work 22(2) p942-951.en
dc.identifier.issn1356-7500-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cfs.12314-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621921-
dc.description.abstractSupervision is fundamental to the social work profession. However, increasing concern has been expressed over the managerial capture of local authority social work and the use of supervision as a way of enabling management oversight (or surveillance) of practice. Despite the importance of supervision, we have little evidence about what happens when managers and child and family social workers meet to discuss casework and less about how supervision influences practice. In this study, 34 supervision case discussions were recorded. Detailed descriptions are given of what happens in supervision. Overall, case discussions operated primarily as a mechanism for management oversight and provided limited opportunity for reflection, emotional support or critical thinking. With reference to organizational context, it is suggested that these deficits result from a system that focuses too much on ‘what and when’ things happen and not enough on ‘how and why’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cfs.12314/fullen
dc.rightsYellow - can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsupervisionen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjectchildrenen
dc.subjectchild protectionen
dc.titleWhat happens in child and family social work supervision?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalChild and Family Social Worken
dc.date.updated2017-01-09T11:59:40Z-
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