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More than 1,000 funded supervision training places available for social work supervisors and managers

Training to support 1,200 front line social work supervisors and managers to develop their skills and confidence has been made available by the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC).

Employers are being encouraged to register for the places designed for aspiring, new in post and experienced front-line managers of social workers, as well as supervisors on the CWDC Newly Qualified Social Worker and Early Professional Development programmes.

The training is designed to equip participants with the right skills and confidence to carry out their role. Registration for the training is open now and closes on October 31.  It is a development of the highly-successful supervision training previously offered to NQSW and EPD supervisors.

CWDC are working with training provider INTRAC to deliver two models of training. These are:

  • Direct supervision training to improve supervisor skills and knowledge has 1000 places available. This training will focus on developing core supervision skills. It is a three-day training programme delivered in a two-day block with the final day delivered a month later.


  • Train-the-trainer programme to equip staff to deliver their own in-house supervision training and has 200 places available. This is a two-day programme designed to equip individuals to with the ability to develop and deliver the direct supervision training within their organisation.  It is available to those who have already been on a previous CWDC supervision training programme.

Dr Mary Baginsky, Assistant Director at CWDC said: "This is a great opportunity for employers to support and develop skilled and confident front-line social work supervisors.

"This training will help support supervisors to exercise sound professional judgement in social work practice with children and families.

"This project supports recommendations made in the Munro Review and by the Social Work Reform Board. We are confident it will enable participants to improve their supervisory skills and organisations to make their own supervision training more sustainable."

For further information on supervision training and to register go to: http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/social-work/supervisor-training

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