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Supervision is a formal process of professional support and learning which enables individuals to develop knowledge and competence, assume responsibility for their own area of expertise and practice and enhance protection and safety of care in many issues that you might encounter through your work.

Supervision focuses on practice. It recognises and confirms good practice while challenging and changing beliefs and practices that do not deliver what they see for the client of the supervisee. It focuses on the client of the supervisee. This is contrasted with mentoring where the focus is on the individual development of the supervisee.

Some private organisations and individuals provide professional supervision services.  It is up to individual mediators to choose their own supervisor and to discuss their supervision requirements with that supervisor.


  • Guidelines on supervision for mediators

    14 July 2020

    Background and purpose of guidelinesThese guidelines recommend specific professional conduct for mediators to educate and inform their practice. They are…
  • Supervision is essential for me

    14 July 2020

    I was asked, 'are you supervised on a regular basis?'One of the necessary requirements for me, when asked, and when…
  • Supervision in the workplace

    14 July 2020

    Clinical supervision in the workplace was introduced as a way of using reflective practice and shared experiences as a part…
  • Professional support services supervision

    14 July 2020

    This article is for those who are unfamiliar with professional supervision services. The main focus of the article is the…

Last updated on the 15th September 2015