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Workforce shadowing

What is workforce shadowing?

Workforce shadowing provides a unique and exciting opportunity to gain experience of practice outside your organisation or service. To discover how other people work and to understand other peoples’ job roles and priorities. This enables all those involved in the scheme greater understanding and more effective integrated working to promote better outcomes for families.

Organisations and services taking part

  • NHS Health Visiting Service
  • NHS School Nursing Service
  • NHS Community Nursing Service
  • NHS Special School Nursing Service
  • NHS Continuing Care Team
  • NHS Therapist Services
  • Bedford Borough Early Help Service
  • Bedford Borough Parenting
  • Bedford Borough Children’s Social Care
  • Bedfordshire Youth Offending Service
  • NHS Bedfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • NHS Bedfordshire Adult Mental Health Teams (CMHTs)
  • Central Bedfordshire Children’s Services
  • Bedfordshire Police

Principles of workforce shadowing

  • To work effectively together and ensure better outcomes for families
  • To see how other members of the workforce do their job
  • To understand the rationale behind other organisations processes and procedures
  • To explain what we do and show other members of the workforce the value of our work
  • To learn from each other
  • To gain understanding and experience of other professional’s priorities and specialisms
  • To reflect on what we do
  • To see the ‘bigger picture’

For more information about what the organisations involved and what you may be shadowing, view Workforce Shadowing Brochure (PDF)

If you are interested in applying to shadow one of the organisations listed, please click on the links below: