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Health Education England has tasked the Institute of Health Visiting with producing new, customised Frameworks to support every health visitor from day one as a new member of the team right through their career as a health visitor.

Induction and Preceptorship Frameworks


Induction Framework for Health Visiting

The new national Health Visiting Induction Framework is designed to outline the best practice standards for a high quality induction programme for newly qualified, return to practice and new to area Health Visitors (HVs). We hope you will find this a useful resource for your new staff during their induction period.


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Induction Framework



Preceptorship Framework for Health Visiting

The new national Health Visiting Induction Framework is designed to outline the best practice standards for a high quality induction programme for newly qualified, return to practice and new to area Health Visitors (HVs). We hope you will find this a useful resource for your new staff during their preceptorship period.


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Preceptorship Framework


Continuing Professional Development Frameworks


National framework for Continuing Professional Development-Standards to support professional practice

The framework sets out the importance of CPD and offers a set of guiding principles that should be embedded in all post-qualifying training and development provided for health visitors.


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CPD Standards



National Framework for Continuing Professional Development -The High Impact Areas for Early Years.

The aim of the framework is to support the commissioning and benchmarking of CPD across all organisations employing health visitors.


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CPD - The High Impact Areas for Early Years.



Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting

Your 3 step guide to personalising your Continuing Professional Development. This guide, aimed at health visitors, will allow you to review your own personal and professional development and consider how best to develop your practice.


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Lifelong Learning in Health Visiting


Career Development Framework


Career Development Framework for Health Visitors

The framework provides a resource to health visitors to remain engaged with their careers and to inspire and motivate further career development.


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Career Development Framework for Health Visitors


Developing Resilience Frameworks


Developing Resilience in Practice: A Health Visiting Framework (Practitioners)

This framework provides a resource to help health visitors to be resilient – they also need to remain compassionate to the suffering and distress they encounter. If they can remain both resilient and compassionate they will be able to continue to work effectively with children and families to maximise health outcomes.


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For Practitioners



Developing Resilience in the Workforce: A Health Visiting Framework Guide for Employers, Managers and Team Leaders

The purpose of this framework is to continue to develop, support and retain resilient, compassionate health visitors thereby improving health outcomes and experiences for children and families. This Resilience Framework is an innovative toolkit which can be applied to other professions and at organisational, team and individual level and to other professional groups.


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For Managers and Team Leaders