P_SG_04 Safeguarding Children Supervision

Lincolnshire Community Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and protecting them from harm in all localities, where services are provided and ensure they receive safe, effective care in accordance with Care Quality Commission (CQC) Regulations; Outcome 7. Safeguarding children supervision offers a formal process of professional support and learning for practitioners working with children, young people and their parents/ carers. Safeguarding children supervision is about the "how" of safeguarding/ child protection practice; it provides a framework for examining and reflecting on a case from different perspectives. It also facilitates the analysis of the risk and protective (resilience) factors involved (see appendix 1); discussing cases of actual or suspected child abuse and discussing cases at varying levels of concern from the high risk, to the cases with very early potential indicators in order to ensure safe practice (HMG 2013). Safeguarding children supervision should help to ensure that practice is soundly based and consistent with LCHS Safeguarding Children Policy, which is underpinned by Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Procedures and Protocols www.lincolnshirescbproceduresonline.org.uk The aim of this framework is that it will support a variety of models of clinical supervision that can be developed in accordance with local circumstances and staff development needs. This policy should be read in conjunction with the following policies and documents: Safeguarding Children Policy Clinical Supervision Policy Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy Appraisal Policy Multi-Professional Preceptorship Policy Clinical/Professional Supervision Toolkit

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