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7.2 Practice Observation Framework

This is a framework for undertaking formal observations of practice (front line practitioners and supervisors) across Children’s Services. The purpose of this framework is to set out a policy of standards and expectations so that there is a consistent approach to this for all practitioners and managers.

This policy framework takes into account the fact that practitioners and managers are observed in their practice on a regular basis as they go about their core duties, such as going on home visits, chairing meetings, presenting at meetings, partnership-working and communicating with members of the department as well as offering supervision.

This chapter was added to the manual in November 2019.


  1. Practice Observation Framework
  2. Appraisal Policy Guidance for Managers
  3. Practice Observation - Child and Family Practice Supervisor
  4. Practice Observation - Child and Family Practitioners