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.


Anti-oppressive Practice Education Seminar - Prospera Tedam

Social Work Placement Celebration

This film was taken at Nottingham Trent University's Social Work Placement Celebration event on 30 January 2019.

Talking Heads

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:

SSS Talking Heads 14 Mar 2018 from NTU Learning and Teaching on Vimeo.

Knowledge and Skills 





Leicestershire Police

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.

Read more.


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.

Riding the Wave [PDF]

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.

Social World

The Social World Podcast – Published by David Niven Associates focussing on a wide range of social work issues.

Social Work

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.

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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.



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

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)


Events resources

Children & Families Social Workers' Conference

Following our events on 26 and 28 February 2019, here is a copy of Robert G Tucker's presentation on some key issues in working with pre-pubescent children with sexual behaviour problems.

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:

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:

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:

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