Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Programme
Service information about the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) programme.
Service information about the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) programme
Information for Prospective Students
Funding for Cohort 9 of the CWP programme has been preliminary confirmed by NHS England (NHSE). If you are a prospective student, please view the UCL webpage and the Anna Freud webpage to find the relevant information.
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About the CWP programme
The national CWP programme was established as a response to the target for offering an evidence based intervention to 70,000 more children and young people annually by 2020, by training up 1,700 new staff in evidence based treatments, outlined in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
The CWP Programme is a fantastic opportunity for services to create new trainee roles that:
Increase capacity by expanding the workforce
through creating a new sub-service with close links to local providers
Focus on prevention and early intervention
– diverting children and young people from specialist services through guided self-help for anxiety, low mood and common behavioural problems
Meet the gap in services
– increasing accessibility and seeing children and young people who might not meet the threshold for current services
By Cohort 6 there had been 397 CWPs (including current trainees) based in over 42 different services including NHS, Voluntary Sector and Local Authority across London & the South East.
The CWP programme in London and the South East has produced some impressive outcomes for children and young people. You can find a thorough evaluation of the first year of the CWP programme here.
Different CWP service modelsDownload
You can view a variety of different CWP service models here.