We want to keep you as up to date as we can on the resources that are available across the sector and below you’ll find information on a variety of topics that may be relevant to you. Please contact us if you’re aware of any other resources that would be useful to share.
- Latest resources
- Knowledge and Skills Statements
- Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
- Event resources.
Social Work Placement Celebration
This film was taken at Nottingham Trent University's Social Work Placement Celebration event on 30 January 2019.
Talking Heads is a monthly seminar series sponsored by the Department of Social Work and Health at Nottingham Trent University. The seminars are suitable for scholar and practitioners, and the videos of previous sessions can be seen below:
Knowledge and Skills
CSE - Kayleigh’s love story
Leicestershire Police has made its film to raise awareness of the dangers of online grooming and exploitation available nationally. The film, based on the real-life experiences of 15 year old Kayleigh Haywood, highlights how quickly and easily children can be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Kayleigh’s love story has previously been shown in secondary schools Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in controlled screenings by specially trained officers. Since the film was launched nationwide at the start of this year it has been viewed and shared millions of times online. Several different versions of the film, which is approximately 5 minutes in length, are available via the Leicestershire Police YouTube channel, including BSL and audio description.
Helpful Social Work Podcasts
Helpful Social Work is a new podcast that aims to help social workers to learn, think and act with integrity so that people who need social work get help that will transform their lives.
Professor Ray Jones: ‘Riding the Waves in Children's and Adults' Social Work: Resilience Amid the Storm’
Listen to Ray’s keynote speech from our ‘Moving Forward: Celebrating Progress & Planning for the Future’ event on Wednesday 14 March 2018.
HCPC – Guidance on Social Media
Media and PR Officer Caitlin Drysdale speaks to Director of Policy and Standards Michael Guthrie about the HCPC’s Guidance on Social Media, published in September 2017.
Research in Practice – Open access podcasts
RiPs open access Podcasts are aimed at anyone working within social care, or people who have an interest in prevalent issues for the sector.
The Social World Podcast – Published by David Niven Associates focussing on a wide range of social work issues.
The Social Work Podcast – A US based podcast on all things social work.
Looked - after children and self harm
The new podcast covers what self-harm is and how social workers can support young people and carers.
Practice Education briefing for Managers
FGM Home Office E-learning
A free online course is available called 'Recognising and preventing FGM'. It includes an assessment and following completion a certificate can be printed off.
It is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.
Forced Marriage E-learning
A free on-line course developed by Virtual College and the Government is now available called: Awareness of Forced Marriage. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk.
The module should enable you to:
- recognise the warning signs of forced marriage
- take the right actions to protect the potential victim
- co-operate effectively with other agencies.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – Online Learning Programme
This is a programme that has been created by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s “Stop it Now” child sexual abuse prevention campaign – aimed at enabling practitioners and parents to identify and act upon their concerns about potential or actual child sexual abuse – by being able to recognise some key signs and behaviours in children and young people that may indicate that they are being groomed or abused.
As well as the learning programme, there are a range of resources on the Parents Protect website that you can download and use with parents and carers, as well as posters that can be put up on parent and staff notice boards.
View the video (scroll down the page and click on video).
Child Attachment E-learning - NICE
NICE has launched a free e-learning tool to help practitioners to implement its guidance on attachment in children who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care. A login is needed to access the course but this can be created for free.
Continuing Healthcare E-learning – NHS England
NHS England, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, has developed an electronic training tool for all those involved in assessment and decision making around NHS Continuing Healthcare. The tool, fully endorsed by the Department of Health, was worked on by staff within this complex policy area from the NHS, Adult Social Care and patient representative groups.
- Resource E-Pack for Adult Practitioners - offers a list of free resources for practitioners working with vulnerable adults, including direct worksheets and guides
- Children and young people social work resources: One Stop Social
- Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect - A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families [PDF]
- Practice Development Programme: D2N2 Teaching Partnership, October 2017 [PDF]
- Placement Learning System: D2N2 Teaching Partnership, October 2017 [PDF]
- Knowledge and skills statements for child and family social work: Department for Education
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Home Office
- Transition from children’s to adults’ services – Quality Standard: NICE
- Innovative models of health, care and support for adults, Social Care Institute for Excellence
- Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities – Guidance: NICE
- Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery – Guidance: NICE
- Disabled adults and social workers charter – Shaping Our Lives National User Network & BASW
- Good Practice Guide for Social Workers in England and Wales Working with Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss: BASW
- Guidance on Social Media: HCPC [PDF]
- Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners: Department for Education
- A manual for good social work practice – Supporting adults who have dementia: Department of Health
- A manual for good social work practice – Supporting adults who have autism: Department of Health.
- Defensible Decision-Making [PPT]
Research in Practice for Adults - Supporting outcomes-focused practice
A new website from RiPfA which has been developed to support and develop your knowledge, skills and practice in working in an outcomes-focused way. This website is for social workers and all other health and social care practitioners.
- Knowledge and skills statements for child and family social work: Department for Education
- Knowledge and skills statement for Adult Social Work: Department of Health and Social Care
- Knowledge and Skills Statements Presentation [PPT]
- Self evaluation - Adults [Word]
- Self evaluation - Practice Supervisor Children's [Word]
- Self evaluation - Children's [Word]
- CPD options [Word].
Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
- The ASYE for adult services: Skills for Care
- Overview of the ASYE framework (Adults): Skills for Care
- Support for assessors and supervisors – Toolkit (Adults): Skills for Care
- The ASYE for child and family services: Skills for Care
- Good practice examples that support the ASYE (Child & Family): Skills for Care
- Realistic positivity [PDF]: understanding the additional needs of young children placed for adoption, and supporting families when needs are unexpected - Practice briefing - Council for Disabled Children, July 2018
- Growing up neglected: Ofsted
- Distress signals: Unaccompanied young people’s struggle for mental health care: The Children's Society
- Revolving door, Part 2: Are we failing children at risk of abuse and neglect?: Action for Children
- Storing up trouble - a postcode lottery of children's social care: National Children’s Bureau.
Trauma Informed Approaches
Following our conference on Thursday 8 November 2018, here are copies of the presentations and some further resources that practitioners may find useful:
- Trauma informed care: Implications for practice in austere and traumatic times [PDF] - presentation by Stephen Regel
- Angela Sweeney, Sarah Clement, Beth Filson, Angela Kennedy, (2016) "Trauma-informed mental healthcare in the UK: what is it and how can we further its development?", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 21 Issue: 3, pp.174-192
- Joseph S., Maltby J., Wood A.M., Stockton H., Hunt N., Regel S (2011) The Psychological Well-Being-Post Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ): Reliability and Validty [PDF]. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. August 15, 2011.
Supporting Transitions for Young People
Following our training events on 11 and 18 October 2018, here are copies of the presentations and some further resources which practitioners may find useful:
- Don’t hold back – Transitions to adulthood for young people with learning disabilities: Children’s Commissioner for Wales [PDF]
- What is ‘transition?: Presentation by Professor Rachel Fyson, University of Nottingham [PDF]
- Onwards transitions from school for young people with learning disabilities: Presentation by Professor Rachel Fyson, University of Nottingham [PDF]
- Meeting the challenge – Factsheet 7 ‘ How do my family member’s rights change as they become an adult?’: Mencap [PDF]
- Transitions from residential child care to adult independence: an example of best practice: Presentation by Dr Lisa Warwick, University of Nottingham [PDF]
- Care Leavers’ Stories: SCIEs
- Care leavers' views on their transition to adulthood: A rapid review of the evidence – Dr Claire Baker, Coram Voice [PDF]
- Transition into adult services: Mencap
- Children leaving care research and resources: Barnardo's.
Practice Education: Bringing Theory into Practice
Following the event on 17 October 2018, here are the delegates' ideas about what tools and exercises can be used to help students understand how to relate theory to practice: