R U Bin Bullied? Tips 4 Teens booklet

This engaging booklet for teens covers the following topics: Part one bullying- what is it? How does it feel to be bullied? What can you do to prevent bullying? You are being bullied- what can you do? What if you are being bullied by text?…


Personal Development Programme for children affected by domestic abuse

Children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse will often have low self-esteem and lack confidence. This resource outlines various activities and provides various worksheets which can be used with children to increase their positive feelings about themselves. Click here to view/download


Safety planning tool for children affected by domestic abuse

Safety planning is an essential element of work with all children affected by domestic abuse. If a child or young person is still living with domestic abuse, safety planning may be the only work social workers can undertake. The tool includes ‘My book about keeping…


6 session feelings programme for children affected by domestic abuse

The guide below outlines a 6 session Feelings Programme. It details activities which can be completed with a child or young person who has lived with domestic abuse which may have impaired their ability to understand emotional situations and respond appropriately. They may not be…


Female genital mutilation (FGM) risk assessment templates

The document contains four risk assessment templates assisting social worker to consider the following: Part One (a): PREGNANT WOMEN (OR HAS RECENTLY GIVEN BIRTH) This is to help social workers make a decision as to whether the unborn child (or other female children in the…


Anger Management For Dummies (book)

The book guides readers through ways to recognise and deal with the underlying causes of anger at work, in relationships and in their personal life – and teaches them how to stay positive in spite of all the stresses and strains life throws their way….


Think Victim | Victim Awareness Worksheets

Think Victim is a victim empathy workbook designed for children and young people. his worksheet outlines a number one-to-one activities designed to get the young person to think in depth about an offence or anti-social behaviour they have committed, and to identify any victims. Click…


Emotional Resilience Toolkit – 5 day programme

This Emotional Resilience Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting the resilience of young people as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme. The toolkit provides a decription of the 5 day programme as well as material for its delivery. The resource is designed to…


Home conditions observation record/framework

This sheet is an excellent tool which provides social workers with a structure/framework to observe and record home conditions. The framework considers living area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and garden. We recommend that social workers complete this with the family or ask the family to highlight…


Checklist & Questions for Childhood Experiences

The Checklist for Childhood Experiences offers a good structure and questions to use when exploring sensitive issues and areas of past and present experiences. The topics covered include: About the relationship with the parents / primary carers About the relationship with each sibling, step sibling…


Stay Alive App (suicide prevention)

This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help service users stay safe in crisis. Service users can use it if they are having thoughts of suicide or if they are concerned about someone…


Young people’s safety questionnaire/toolkit

The questionnaire can be used by professionals working with young people aged between 13 and 18 as a way of opening up discussions about safety in a non-accusatory manner. The idea behind this tool is that it gives young people information about risky situations, whilst…


Someone in my family has mental illness (workbook for children/teens)

This workbook is for children where a family member has a mental illness. Click here to view/download THE WORKBOOK IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS: SECTION ONE contains a general discussion about the concept of mental illness for children who may never have discussed this topic. SECTION TWO…


Screening tool for alcohol related risk

The Screening Tool for Alcohol related risk is for practitioners assessing an alcohol related level of risk and common effects. Topics included: Alcohol Users Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) Are you at risk from drinking alcohol? What are the benefits of cutting down? Extended Brief Intervention…


Adolescent violence to parents: a booklet for parents & carers

A 16-page information booklet for parents and carers covering the following topics: Introduction Adolescent violence to parents Types of violence When to know if you have experienced violence Is your adolescent demonstrating violent behaviour? What you may be feeling Possible explanations Things to remember about…


Behind closed doors: Domestic Abuse, an information handbook

A 60-page information handbook for victims of domestic abuse covering the following topics: What is Domestic Abuse? Violence Continuums Victims of Domestic Abuse Common Questions and Answers Signs to Look for in an Abusive Relationship Perpetrators of Abuse Children of Domestic Abuse Adolescent/Teen Relationship Abuse…


30+ tools for 1:1 work with children (assessment, planning & intervention)

The Kids Central Toolkit aims to provide workers and services with information, resources and tools to use child-centred approaches in their work with children, young people and families. The Toolkit is based around six key principles that support child-centred practice, and each principle includes a…


Life story book templates & examples

Guides 1. LifeStoryWorks.org website provides a very helpful guide on how to create a life story book from scratch Click here to view 2. Guidance on life story work by Kent County Council (includes an example of a completed life story book) Click here to view/download Useful…


101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens (free book)

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens is a straightforward guide on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people, this unique resource can be combined with other inventive and evidence–based techniques such as play,…


Feelings/’All About Me’ Jenga game

Many of us have a set of a Jenga game and with a bit of creativity, you can turn this game into a very useful and fun social work tool. (If you do not have a Jenga set, you may want to look for a…