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Tier 4 Inpatient Training

London and South East CYP IAPT Tier 4 Training Expression of Interest Form

We are inviting expressions of interest from Tier 4 in-patient units within this Learning Collaborative to access the offer from HEE to take up CPD training to enhance provision for CYP and their parents/ carers. This pilot programme will fund a maximum of 6, NHS funded, in-patient units that can demonstrate best use of this in-house training.

Tier 4 Application Form

* Inpatient CAMHS Curriculum

*Applications must come from in-patient units rather than community services.

It is anticipated that the Tier 4 training will begin in late September 2018 and decisions will be made on the chosen units by the end of July through this application process.


The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme, funded by NHS England and Health Education England, that aims to improve existing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  The CYP IAPT programme is a whole service transformation model that seeks to improve the quality of children and young people’s mental health services.  As such, it is different from the adult IAPT model, which is focused on setting up new services. The principles behind CYP-IAPT underpin the development and delivery of the ‘Local Transformation Plans’ and run throughout ‘Future in Mind’.

The CYP IAPT programme includes core principles as part of its service transformation:

  • Value and facilitate authentic participation of young people, parents, carers and communities at all levels of the service
  • Provide evidence-based practice and are flexible and adaptive to changes in evidence
  • Are committed to raising awareness of mental health issues in children and young people, and are active in decreasing stigma around mental ill-health
  • Demonstrate that they are accountable by adopting the rigorous monitoring of the clinical outcomes of the service, and
  • Actively work to improve access and engagement with service

These principles are co-dependent and are applied within a culture of collaboration and shared decision-making.


This training will be based upon the CYP IAPT principles and sits alongside the current CYP IAPT modality trainings. It is a whole team approach with the aim that the training will be accessible to all: newly qualified staff, staff without a professional qualification alongside established staff from all disciplines.

The training will comprise of a mixed model of delivery including e-learning, action learning sets and seminars/ workshops delivered in the unit to ensure that it is accessible to all staff. Based on the feedback that the Collaborative has received from units who took part in a previous survey, a co-produced delivery model and content has been proposed.

Training will comprise of small group training, delivered over 10-15 days making up of small blocks of time over a period of 6 months.

The curriculum attached is being used as a guide and the training will deliver those elements of the CYP IAPT principles that have been identified by units as being helpful and these principles will be co -selected with each site. The training will be adapted to the specific needs of each unit to build upon existing good practice and facilitate closer integration with community services as well as sharing good practice across the network of services.


The funding from HEE is specifically for in-house training and will be delivered by the London & South East Learning Collaborative and other interested Tier 4 staff.

How to apply

Priority will be given to those sites that can demonstrate a willingness for the effective implementation of the CYP IAPT principles into their practice.

Interested partnerships should complete the attached application form and return to:


In order to ensure that we are able to begin training delivery in September 2018, please submit your application as soon as possible.

The deadline for submissions has now been extended to 15th July 2018 by midnight.


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