Supervision of volunteers and paid workers
The Kirk Session and other "employing agencies" of the Church are responsible for ensuring that adequate line management and supervisory arrangements are in place for their staff.
Supervision serves an important function. It provides a supportive environment for staff to work with their line manager to reflect on working practices, raise issues of concern, find different ways of managing situations and assuring quality of practice.
Effective supervision develops the knowledge of the worker and helps them to fulfil their responsibilities to safeguard children and adults.
To be effective, the supervision process should take place on a regular basis. The regularity and type of supervision arrangements will depend on the worker's role, responsibilities and contact with children and or adults.