“Asking the ‘dumb’ questions”: An evaluative survey of reflective supervision with statutory child protection social workers.

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dc.contributor.author Rankine, Matt
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-12T21:45:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-12T21:45:09Z
dc.date.issued 2022-05-20
dc.identifier.citation (2022). Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 34(1), 55-71.
dc.identifier.issn 0113-7662
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/59731
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: Reflective social work supervision is essential to professional development, building resilience and client work. However, in child protection, supervision is preoccupied with managing risk and meeting outcomes at the expense of analysis and critical reflection. Oranga Tamariki (OT), the statutory child protection organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand, has recently been scrutinised for poor supervisory practice. The authors worked alongside OT social work supervisors and supervisees to explore ways to generate resilience, learning, self-awareness and develop practices that support reflective capability and well-being in supervision. METHODS: This article presents data from the pre/post online evaluation of an action research intervention study with OT supervisors and supervisees. The aim of the online survey was to measure participants’ supervision practices, and the extent to which perceptions of confidence, reflection, professional learning and resilience improved. FINDINGS: The findings are reported from key areas within OT supervision: the frequency of supervision sessions, the functions of supervision, engagement in reflection, supervisionchanging practice, resilience and longevity in social work careers and the supervision of supervisors. CONCLUSIONS: The results from the survey showed social workers had increased confidence as they built reflective capacity, resiliency and improved their supervision practice. The study identified the importance of developing learning spaces that enhance reflective supervision for supervisors and supervisees in child protection.
dc.publisher Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review
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dc.subject 1607 Social Work
dc.title “Asking the ‘dumb’ questions”: An evaluative survey of reflective supervision with statutory child protection social workers.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.11157/anzswj-vol34iss1id904
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 55
pubs.volume 34
dc.date.updated 2022-05-20T04:11:50Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers en
pubs.end-page 71
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article
pubs.elements-id 901839
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-20
pubs.online-publication-date 2022-05-20

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