16:01, Tuesday, 11th January 2022

NE Lincolnshire KIDS SEND Sleep Service Training Opportunities

Sleep Practitioner Training, Sleep Champion Training & Sleep Awareness Training

Would you like to be part of the CYP SEND Sleep Service working directly with children and young people and their families to improve their sleep?

Or would you like to find out more or expand your knowledge on What is Sleep, how to improve sleep hygiene and how to support those you work with?

We have lots of exciting training opportunities available in the Sleep Service and have a number of places on the following courses.

To book your place or for more information on the courses, please contact Claire Earley, KIDS SEND Sleep Coordinator for South Bank, Claire.Earley@kids.org.uk or call 07590 494656

Sleep Practitioner Accredited 3-day Course delivered online by The Sleep Charity on the following dates:

  • 2nd, 3rd March and 11th May 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Hull & ERY Children & Young People’s SEND Sleep Service, making a difference as a trained Sleep Practitioner supporting children, young people (age 1-18 years) and their families:

You will attend an accredited three-day sleep practitioner course delivered online by the Sleep Charity using Zoom. The first two days are consecutive, and the third day Is 6 weeks later. In this 6-week period you will be expected to work on a 1:1 basis with a family and present your findings on day 3 (KIDS Sleep Service can provide you with a family). This course equips practitioners to support families using a behavioural approach to sleep. Accredited with the CPD Standards Office, the materials are delivered by a range of specialists in sleep including Professor Heather Elphick, Head of Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s Sleep Clinic and Vicki Dawson, CEO of The Sleep Charity. Course materials include pre-recorded lectures, live Q and A sessions and group work to allow discussion and demonstration of techniques. Lecturers include Professor Elphick, Dr Donna Fisher (Clinical Psychologist), Physiotherapist, Enuresis nurse and a number of practitioners from the charity. It is essential that those carrying out the role of sleep practitioner are appropriately trained, supported and experienced. It is important that all prospective candidates meet the following criteria:

  • You must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children or families
  • You must have completed Child Protection training within the last 3 years and have safeguarding policies in place within your organisation
  • You must demonstrate a commitment to supporting families in a non-judgmental and empathic manner
  • You must have an understanding of the importance of working in partnership with both parents and other professionals
  • You must have access to regular supervision
  • All course materials, these will be posted prior to the first day.

Application forms and Person Specifications available from Claire Earley, KIDS Sleep Coordinator South Bank Claire.Earley@kids.org.uk

Sleep Champion Workshop delivered online by The Sleep Charity

Sleep Champion is a course designed for professionals working in secondary schools. Good quality, adequate sleep is vitally important for young people to be able to meet their full potential. During adolescence biological changes take place making it harder for youngsters to fall to sleep at night. This can lead many young people into crisis. Sleep Champions are trained to provide information to young people so that they can understand how to address these difficulties. Sleep issues left unsupported can escalate and lead to mental health issues as well as impacting on physical and emotional wellbeing. It can also impact on school attendance and attainment. This course outlines the reasons for the sleep issues and practical strategies to support youngsters to improve their sleep. You will receive a printed course workbook through the post. You will also receive a digital version as well as a digital resource pack containing all of the relevant training materials including how to start conversations with young people, information that can be shared with young people and their parents/carers and a downloadable assembly presentation. You must attend the live session after carrying out your online learning to receive this resource pack.

Course is delivered via Sleep Charity e-learning module followed by a 90 minute live session via zoom. You must complete all the course within 30 days. Sleep Champions will be able to deliver this training for 2 years. Reaccreditation will be required by attending a refresher online course after 24 months (additional charge). However, you can choose not to attend refresher course but must only use old materials.

Dates of 90 min live session following e-learning:

  • 18/01/22 – 4.30-6pm
  • 09/02/22 – 11.30-1pm
  • 23/03/22 – 1.30-3pm

Application forms and information available from Claire Earley, KIDS Sleep Coordinator Claire.Earley@kids.org.uk

Workforce Sleep Awareness Workshop delivered online/potentially face to face by KIDS SEND Sleep Service – dates to be advised

This 3-hour workshop delivered by KIDS Sleep practitioners, is for those staff working with children and young people age 1-18 years. On this course you will gain a basic awareness of children and young people’s sleep and the impact of sleep deprivation on their development and wellbeing. Understand sleep cycles and sleep needs. Understand factors that influence sleep. Identify the sleep problem. Look at bedtime routines and how to support a child/young person’s understanding.

  • Tuesday 4th January 2022 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Thursday 6th January 2022 4pm-7pm
  • Thursday 13th January 2022 12pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 18th January 2022 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Friday 21st January 2022 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Monday 24th January 2022 12pm-3pm
  • Friday 28th January 2022 10am-1pm
  • Monday 7th February 2022 11am-2pm
  • Tuesday 15th February 2022 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday 16th February 2022 4pm-7pm
  • Monday 28th February 2022 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Thursday 3rd March 2022 12pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 8th March 2022 11am-2pm
  • Friday 11th March 2022 9.30am-12.30pm

To book you place contact Claire Earley Claire.Earley@kids.org.uk

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