Development for Children in Care

Dave Higgins
May 2014
Units LM2a and LM2c (Professional supervision practice)

Theoretical approach to professional supervision
There are lots of different approaches to professional supervision, and over years or studies and analysis, various outcome and learning has been achieved. Although supervision may have happened for a number of years now, I personally believe that it has become more of the (professional norm) over the last 2 decades. Old working practices and old fashioned working beliefs did not allow for employees to criticise or make demands on a company and with the onset of “acts and Bills” set as legislation from government, these old working environments had to change. For example the onset of such things as:
The employment act
Equal opportunities act
And a lot more acts that were introduced alongside the legislative changes that changed employees lives and rights.
(Development models)
Underlying development models of supervision are used to complement development of a company or in our case a care home provision. Used with personal and group experiences, these models can be utilised and complement any growth and development for a company. It is typical to be identifying new areas of growth in a company as indeed as an individual through life. Worthington (1987) reviewed developmental supervision models and took note of trends and patterns. Studies revealed the behaviour of supervisors and supervisees, and associated changes to joint working relationships. There appeared to be evidence of a scientific basis for developmental trends and patterns in supervision.  
(Integrated models)
Because many workers view themselves as “eclectic”, integrating several theories into a consistent practice, allows some models of supervision to be designed and used in “multi-agency” usage
(Orientation-specific models)
A professional supervision would benefit from a specific principle or belief, or specific models of supervision. Supervision is a very...