11:38 am, Thursday, 4th November 2021

Sleep training for professionals

Sleep Practitioner Training, Sleep Champion Training & Sleep Awareness Training.

Sleep Champion Workshop

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:

  • 13/10/21 – 1.30-3pm
  • 11/11/21 – 11.30-1pm
  • 6/12/21 – 12-1.30pm

Application forms and information is available from Louise Marrow, KIDS Sleep Coordinator louise.marrow@kids.org.uk

Workforce Sleep Awareness Workshop

This workshop is planned to be delivered online by KIDS SEND Sleep Service.

The course may be able to be run face to face. Dates are to be confirmed.

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.

Expressions of interest please to louise.marrow@kids.org.uk

Sleep Practitioner Training

Would you like to be part of the Children and Young People 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 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 Louise Marrow, KIDS SEND Sleep Coordinator, louise.marrow@kids.org.uk or call 01482 467540.

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

  • 10, 11 November and 15 December, 2021
  • 26, 27 January and 18 March, 2022
  • 2, 3 March and 11 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 one to one 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 via KIDS Sleep Coordinator
  • You must have approval from your line manager with agreement you will commit 10 hours per month (pro-rata) to the Sleep Service

All course materials, these will be posted prior to the first day. If you wish to undertake this training you and your line manager must agree to the Sleep Memorandum of Understanding agreement whereby you agree to support the Children and Young People SEND Sleep Service by working 10 hours/month (pro rata) as a Sleep Practitioner within this multi-agency team. You will be expected to provide information on a quarterly basis about the children and young people you have worked with and outcomes.

This information will be used for contract monitoring reporting purposes. You will also be expected to attend quarterly sleep practitioner supervision meetings with the KIDS Sleep Service Coordinator.

Application forms and Person Specifications available from Louise Marrow, KIDS Sleep Coordinator louise.marrow@kids.org.uk