Quite possibly, the number one way to prevent any type of abuse is via effective supervision. Simply put, most offenders prefer not to get caught and will be less likely to offend if they know that someone is paying attention to behaviors and environments.
Effective supervision is also extremely helpful in maintaining organizational compliance with written policies and procedures in daily operations and is often a front-line defense in allegations of negligence.
Why Supervise Staff and Participants?
- To supplement screening
- To implement policy
- To ensure that training becomes a practice
- To protect participants
- To protect your organization
- To protect your staff and volunteers
Step 1: Read this article on monitoring and supervising staff:
Step 2: Watch this recorded webinar on Monitoring and Supervision:
Step 3: Supervisors take this course on preventing sexual harassment: