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Table 1 Staff survey questions related to children and young people with learning disabilities grouped by domains

From: Learning disability nurse provision in children’s hospitals: hospital staff perceptions of whether it makes a difference





1. I have the necessary knowledge and skills to meet their needs


2. I have the necessary training to meet their needs

3. I feel able to identify what reasonable adjustments are needed


4. I routinely have access to necessary resources to meet their needs


5. I routinely have access to additional specialist support to meet their needs

6. I routinely have access to additional learning disability (LD) specialist staff to meet their needs

7. I work in an environment that is designed to take into account their individual needs

8. I feel confident that any reasonable adjustments will be accommodated in a timely way


9. How confident are you about identifying that a child/young person (CYP) in your care/who you meet has a learning disability?


10. I feel confident to communicate effectively with them

11. I feel confident to assess and manage pain

12. I feel confident to safely manage challenging behaviour


13. I work in an environment that is safe for meeting their needs


14. I am always able to deliver safe care


15. I feel CYP with LD are always treated with dignity and respect


16. Overall, I think my Trust values CYP with LD


17. In my hospital, CYP with LD have appropriate access to:

• Medical care and equipment

• Educational provision

• Play and stimulation

• Appointments (including double, first/last, flexible appointments)