What constitutes safeguarding children supervision for health visitors and school nurses?

Community Pract. 2013 Mar;86(3):28-34.


Safeguarding children supervision is an essential requirement for the professional development of health visitors and school nurses. Supervision is dedicated time for the discussion of individual cases of concern about safeguarding children. It is considered to be best practice in the development of knowledge, skills and competencies. The aim of this article is to critically examine the available literature on what constitutes safeguarding supervision. The overall objective of the article is to examine and define safeguarding supervision in relation to both health visitors and school nurses. This literature review analyses and evaluates available literature with regards to safeguarding children supervision.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Welfare*
  • Community Health Nursing* / education
  • Humans
  • Nursing, Supervisory*
  • Safety Management / methods*
  • School Nursing* / education
  • Staff Development / methods*
  • United Kingdom