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This film illustrates a ‘Champions Day’ which took place for trainers of Health Visitors and School Nurses, where the vision for the e-learning programme was outlined in detail:


As a result of the training delivered, Health Visitors and School Nurses are enabled to pass on the training (including any materials where relevant) to colleagues. The training ensures that Health Visitors and School Nurses are adequately prepared and have an appropriate level of understanding to support peers undertaking the training themselves. This will be tested through self and tutor assessment and evaluation during and after the training. 

In summary, this programme provides a curriculum with high-quality training materials. The identification of key challenges for wider rollout of training, and possible mitigating actions for these challenges will be discussed and agreed by the project team and reported back to Department of Health and Public Health England. 

The e-learning package discusses the following themes:

  • Assessment of the child/young person

  • Training for non-clinical staff in awareness of the clinical needs of the child

  • Identifying needs of the child and family

  • Co-ordination of tailored packages of support

  • Negotiation skills and partnership working

  • Clinical skills

  • Adapting the learning or home environment

    • Adaptive play and behaviour techniques

    • Early identification and providing support in and out of schools, nurseries and children’s centres

Module 1 provides an overview of complex and additional needs. It considers common issues relating to children and young people with additional or complex needs and comprises three sessions:


Session 1

Physical Health including long term conditions and life limiting illnesses.

Session 2

Physical Disability including cerebral palsy, hearing or sight impairment.

Session 3

Special educational needs including learning disability and autistic spectrum disorder.


Module 2 provides an overview of common topics related to children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing and comprises three sessions: 


Session 1

Understanding the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Session 2

Risk factors and early warning signs to avoid crisis.

Session 3

Mental health and mental illness in children and young people.



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