NCSPIR Supervision Services now up and running

Press Release – 11 June 2024

Ten local authorities have signed up to receive our free supervision services with eight opting for Supervision Groups and two for the Supervision of Supervisors service. The National Centre for Supervision of Parent-Infant Relationships continues to engage with other local authorities across England with many more expected to sign up in the coming weeks.

Our first online supervision took place with Northumberland County Council in late May with Jill Capstick leading the session for NCSPIR. Further groups are beginning in North Northamptonshire, Hull and Medway with more planned in Derby, Norfolk, Kent, Isle of Wight and Plymouth in the coming weeks.

NCSPIR Programme Lead, Claire Hopkins says: “We are pleased to have moved swiftly from concept to delivery of these services through our partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care as part of its Family Hubs and Start for Life programmes. We are excited to discover in early feedback that our high-quality supervision is already helping practitioners to hold the infant in mind and think more about the parent-infant relationship. We are keen to work with as many local authorities as possible and have a bank of forty Supervisors ready to be matched with areas who would like support.”

Information about the services provided by NCSPIR as well as resources and guidance around the topic of supervision of parent-infant relationships can be found on our website. Everyone connected with the Centre will also receive a free monthly e-newsletter providing advice and updates. You can sign up to the NCSPIR mailing list on the Contact pages of the website here

Local authority managers and practitioners can contact the NCSPIR team in the following ways:


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