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CAMHS Workforce Education, Training and Development

Education, training and development resources to support the whole of the children's workforce at both pre- and post-qualification levels. Includes links to e-learning resources.

  • A framework for technology enhanced learning

    This framework provides guidance to help commissioners and providers of health and social care deliver high quality, cost effective education, training and continuous development to the workforce for the benefit of patients through the effective use of technology as part of a blended learning process.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 11/11/2011

  • An analysis of the training needs of frontline staff in inpatient CAMHS

    The aim of this report was to identify the key training and development needs of frontline staff working in inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

    Publisher: Foundation for Professionals in Services to Adolescents (FPSA)
    Published Date: 16/01/2012

  • CAMHS in context (induction package): helping you to achieve better outcomes for children, young people and families

    Designed to help and support the induction and integration of new staff into specialist CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) and underpinned by the core functions, this resource recognises the knowledge skills and values necessary to be an effective practitioner in this complex field. In addition to this handbook all the resources are available on an interactive CD-ROM which is available from barry.nixon@olsenhouseschool.co.uk

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 14/10/2010

  • Children’s Workforce Matters: Business plan 2011-12

    This is the Children's Workforce Development Council's business plan for 2011-12. It also details achievements from the last five years and features a number of quotes from the workforce, children and young people, and Education Secretary Michael Gove.

    Publisher: Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
    Published Date: 01/04/2011

  • Common core of skills and knowledge: at the heart of what we do

    Describes the skills and knowledge that everyone who works with children and young people is expected to have. Intended to underpin multi-agency and integrated working, professional standards, training and qualifications across the children and young people’s workforce.

    Publisher: Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
    Published Date: 27/01/2010

  • Core functions - CAMHS Tier 3 and 4 (specialist targeted)

    Sets out the core functions of those working in specialist and targeted services, and links to the relevant national occupational standards. The core functions is a useful resource many workforce development activities including education and training and team skill mix development.

    Publisher: Skills for Health
    Published Date: 28/08/2010

  • Developing leadership in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

    Quality standards to support leadership development in CAMHS.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 11/04/2011

  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of leadership development programmes for the CAMHS workforce

    An review of leadership development programmes provided for the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) workforce assessing their effectiveness and establishing if intended outcomes are being achieved.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 11/04/2011

  • Everybody's business: e-learning resources

    Everybody's Business is a set of free e-learning materials about the mental health of children and young people. It is aimed at people who work with children, young people and their families who are not mental health professionals. There are three e-learning courses: Understanding mental health; Mental health promotion; and Perinatal and infant mental health.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 14/12/2009

  • Managing NHS hospital consultants

    The 2003 contract for hospital consultants delivered many expected benefits, but there is room for improvement in how trusts manage their consultants. This report examines: how far the expected benefits of the contract have been realised; whether consultants are managed effectively and consistently across NHS trusts; and how far the Committee of Public Accounts’ recommendations of 2007, designed to improve the management of consultants, have been implemented.

    Publisher: National Audit Office (NAO)
    Published Date: 07/02/2013

  • National continuous quality improvement framework for child and adolescent emotional well-being and mental health education and training

    Provides a framework for educators and trainers who are developing, delivering and evaluating CAMHS training programmes, using a collaborative approach.

    Publisher: Centre for Clinical and Academic Workforce Innovation (CCAWI), University of Lincoln
    Published Date: 06/07/2010

  • Reflecting on the competencies / capabilities needed by the workforce in order to work effectively with children and young people around issues of mental health: a discussion document

    The importance for people working with children and adolescents to have an understanding of child and adolescent mental health and skills for dealing with issues around mental health is well documented and acknowledged. This document attempts to offer the context in terms of work currently being done with regard to competencies and related concepts.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 16/04/2006

  • Scoping capacity to deliver practice learning for social work students in statutory mental health settings

    This project aimed to explore and evaluate current provision and promote further developments of statutory practice learning opportunities in mental health settings, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services(CAMHS).

    Publisher: Skills for Care
    Published Date: 14/07/2010

  • Self-harm in children and young people handbook

    This handbook is designed to provide basic knowledge and awareness of the facts and issues behind self-harm in children and young people, with advice about ways staff in children’s services can respond.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 28/03/2011

  • Standards and training package for the provision of consultation

    A set of standards for the provision of consultation by specialist CAMHS to universal services. It is accompanied by a training package to support specialist practitioners. This resource is in development and will be available by end October 2011.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 15/02/2011

  • Standards and training package for the provision of supervision

    A set of standards for the provision of supervision by specialist CAMHS to universal services. It is accompanied by a training package to support specialist practitioners. This resource is in development and will be available by end October 2011.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 15/02/2011

  • Standards and training package for the provision of training

    A set of standards developed by Lifelong Learning UK for the provision of training by specialist CAMHS to universal services. It is accompanied by an NCSS training package to support specialist practitioners. This resource is in development and will be available by end October 2011.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 15/02/2011

  • The essential capabilities for effective emotional and mental health support: values based materials for personal development that describe the core attitudes and behaviours in care and support for children and young people. A personal handbook

    Sets out the ten capabilities identified by young people as being essential for people working in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 16/03/2011

  • The ten essential shared capabilities learning materials

    Developed to encourage users to reflect and develop their practice around the needs of service users, carers and colleagues and the general public.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 06/08/2004

  • The ten essential shared capabilities: a framework for the whole of the mental health workforce

    This document, provides in one overarching statement, the essential capabilities required to achieve best practice for education and training of all staff who work in mental health services.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 06/08/2004

  • Working within child and adolescent inpatient services: online e-learning resource

    This e-learning resource is based on the key concepts from each section of 'Working within child and adolescent mental health inpatient services - A Practitioners Handbook' and is designed to provide those working in generic in-patient child and adolescent mental health services with a unique and interactive learning experience which recognises the complexity and demanding nature of the role of those working in such environments.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 30/11/2010

  • Working within child and adolescent mental health inpatient services: a practitioner's handbook

    This handbook is designed to provide practitioners, working in generic Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), with an overview of the key issues related to working within inpatient settings.

    Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 01/12/2009


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