In 2009, NIPEC was commissioned by the Chief Nursing Officer DHSSPS to develop a competency Profile for nurses and midwives: promoting the mental health and well-being of children and young people. Click to view the Competency Profile and Project Report links available below.

The Project was overseen by a Project Board, Chaired by Moira Davern, Co-Director of Learning and Development, Belfast HSC Trust. Click below to view the Project Plan and Project Board Membership. Click here to view agendas and notes.

An Expert Reference Group was established representative of all 4 Tiers of CAMHS, across HSC Trusts and included carers and the 3rd sector. This Group were responsible for developing the competency profile. Click here to view the Expert Reference Group membership, workshop programmes and summaries of workshops. Click below for the summary of the consultation process, and a copy of the Project Evaluation Reports

The online competence assessment tool is now available to access, for nurses and midwives to help their preparation for supervision sessions and KSF Development review meetings. To access the competence assessment tool/s please follow the link to the online portfolio you must be registered on the site to view the competence assessment tools section which is located on the left hand menu bar.

Go to Develop a Competency Profile for Nurses & Midwives documents.

Contact Information

Cathy McCusker
Senior Professional Officer
Tel : 0300 300 0066

CAHMS Project Board