Keyworking for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability, Autism or Both - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Pathways Associates

About the keyworking for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both programme

This elearning has been developed to support NHS England to implement keyworking services for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both, with the most complex needs.

Keyworking services will support children and young people who are at risk of admission, or have been admitted to a mental health hospital, and their families. This programme has been developed to support keyworking teams across England to understand the fundamentals that underpin keyworking and provide a consistent approach.

The resource has been designed to help keyworkers chart the most beneficial path for their work with children, young people and families.  As the journey of keyworking develops, new knowledge and learning will shape future iterations of this programme for keyworkers.

There are 3 elearning sessions:

  1. Foundations for Keyworking
  2. Human Rights Approaches
  3. Understanding the system

It is mandatory for all appointed keyworkers to complete this resource as part of their induction in addition to participating in local and national skills-based training programmes.

More information

Health Education England commissioned Pathways Associates to develop the content for this programme with support from a large group of people. To ensure the ideas for the elearning were co-produced and reflective of their shared values, children, young people, families, and workforce colleagues met frequently to establish the content underpinning each topic.

They discussed topics related to the 3 sessions to understand the words often used in describing the experiences of children, young people, and families supported by keyworkers. The groups were then able to co-design each session to reflect what was shared.

Pathways associates is a community interest company that works to promote person centred approaches and self-directed support. Their team of associates, who are mainly people with direct lived experience, have a wide collective experience of working with people with learning disabilities and autistic people and their families and they led the co-production of this resource on behalf of Health Education England.

Acknowledgements

The programme features video and audio from parents who have kindly shared stories of the challenges and difficulties that their children have experienced in getting support to meet their health, education, and social needs. We are immensely grateful to all the participants for sharing their stories and experiences so generously and allowing new keyworkers to learn from this and offer a special note of thanks to the young people themselves who shared their experiences.

Original artwork for this programme, as seen in the banner above, has been supplied and is used with the kind permission of David Gill, Expert by Experience and Learning Disability & Autism Adviser for NHS England.

Meet the team

  • Kate Sutton

    Kate Sutton

    Children and Young People’s Keyworking Lead for the Learning Disability and Autism Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Mary Busk

    Mary Busk

    Senior Family Carer Adviser for Children and Young People, for the Learning Disability and Autism Programme, NHS England & Improvement
  • Lisa Proctor

    Lisa Proctor

    Workforce Specialist with the Learning Disability and Autism Programme, Health Education England
  • David Gill

    David Gill

    Expert by experience and Learning Disability and Autism Adviser for Children and Young People, for the Learning Disability and Autism Programme, NHS England & Improvement
  • Jon Guy

    Jonathan Guy

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Stephen Gibbons

    Stephen Gibbons

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Tracy Watkins

    Tracy Watkins

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Catherine Moran

    Catherine Moran

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Louise Garrahan

    Louise Garrahan

    Communications and Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Keyworking for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both  programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Keyworking for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both  programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Keyworking for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

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