Training for the early years workforce

“The early years workforce needs support and training to enable it to strengthen its central role in helping to reduce unintentional injuries.” Public Health England, June 2014

Accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury for young children. But public health and early years professionals can play a crucial role in reducing the accidents that kill children or leave them with long term disabilities. That’s why Public Health England recommends that Healthy Child Programme (0-5) practitioners are trained in child accident prevention.

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Making the most of routine contacts with parents

Our tailor-made training helps practitioners to make the most of routine contacts with parents, whether on home visits or in early years settings. 

“I have learnt some really good ways of explaining things and great practical ideas to help some of our vulnerable families to engage.” 

“Our biggest challenge in child accident prevention is time and resources, but the training today has shown how to overcome that.”

Delivering integrated services

Collaborating with other agencies helps to make the most of combined resources. Our in-house training will help your team to develop links and deliver integrated services.

“The course has enabled networking links to be made locally and has re-energised people’s enthusiasm for combating accidental injuries.”

Child Safety Week can provide a focus for mobilising staff and partner organisations around child accident prevention. This year Child Safety Week runs from 5-11 June 2017 and we are currently taking bookings for training to help you use the Week in this way.

Delivering the Healthy Child Programme and High Impact Area 5

Reducing hospital attendance and admissions from accidents is one of six High Impact Areas for health visiting. We work closely with the Institute of Health Visiting and Public Health England. This ensures that our training meets the needs of Healthy Child Programme (0-5) practitioners and helps your workforce deliver on High Impact Area 5. 

Read this case study of training for Hampshire’s health visiting service to find out more.

In-house training from CAPT

Over the last year, we have trained over 450 practitioners, including health visitors, community nursery nurses and children’s centre staff. With our in-house training, your organisation provides the venue and recruits course participants and our expert trainers come direct to you.

These three in-house courses from CAPT all focus on the under-fives:

  • How to engage parents on child accident prevention
  • Assessing home safety
    • How to deliver child accident prevention and first aid advice to parents.

We can adapt the course content to cater for your local needs. We can also tailor content to suit key issues for a specific team or develop a course from scratch for you.

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Updated January 2017