Supervision is a process that involves a manager meeting regularly and interacting with staff to review their work. Supervision is not about the exercise of power over another person – whilst it can help to manage performance, it is also, equally, a way of helping the supervisee to develop new skills, experience, and confidence in their role.

Supervision is important to maintain quality of care and support, ensure that staff feel supported, support ongoing learning and development, celebrate achievements, to support problem solving and to meet regulatory standards.

It is usually carried out by one person who has some related knowledge and skills, and who takes responsibility and accountability for supporting the wellbeing and performance of the person being supervised i.e., the supervisee.