Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool
Planning for the workforce required in order to meet the mental health and psychological well-being needs of children and young people.
The National CAMHS Workforce Programme has worked with ChiMat to develop the web based Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool. It has been piloted with Children's Trusts and CAMHS Partnerships across England.
Use the tool to support your local workforce planning process:
- Create a workforce plan for your area by completing the workforce planning template. This template guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning.
- Engage partners and gain their input and advice as an integral part of the planning process, with help from the training modules.
- Collect and analyse data and build capacity and capability to plan your workforce amongst provider and commissioner organisations. The data workbook and audit tools will help you to do this.
- Learn from others' experience by looking at a model plan as well as examples which have been developed by the pilot sites.
Carrying out integrated workforce planning at all levels of an organisation is essential in influencing the shape of the future workforce and the delivery of services to children and young people. This tool is designed to strengthen workforce planning capacity and capability across organisations and build the confidence of those involved in workforce planning.
The workforce planning template guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning represented in the diagram below.
To find more guides and techniques to support the development of your CAMHS workforce use our Workforce Hub
Diagram: Integrated workforce planning process
Workforce planning diagram: Nixon, B., (2006) Delivering workforce capacity, capability and sustainability in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
The Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool is one of several integrated initiatives within the former National CAMHS Workforce Programme. For more details contact Barry Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.