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Kindergarten here I come – Activities to do with your preschooler

This activity book, “Kindergarten, Here I Come”, is filled with fun ideas that parents can do together with their child to get them ready for kindergarten/nursery and beyond. These activities will help give children the foundation for positive and happy future school experiences. Every month…


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Learning is everywhere – Activities to do with your young child

The booklet is full of fun ideas and activities to help parents discover that learning is everywhere. It suggests activities for each calendar month that can be done in a variety of settings. The booklet contains four different levels of activities — infant, toddler, pre-kindergarten,…


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The Underwear Rule : Guides for Children and Parents

These simple and colourful guides for children and parents help children keep safe from sexual abuse. The Underwear Rule teaches children that their body belongs to them, they have a right to say no, and that they should tell an adult if they’re upset or…


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How it looks to me (Assessing wishes & feelings worksheets)

‘How it looks to me’ is an interactive and colourful booklet developed by CAFCASS to help social workers assess a child’s wishes and feelings. It invites the child to talk/draw/write about the following topics: About me (who lives with me & who doesn’t but means a…


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Lemons or Lemonade?: An Anger Workbook for Kids

This workbook is for young people 12 and younger who express their anger in ways that harm others, themselves, animals, and personal property. The workbook is especially helpful for children who have experienced complex trauma and are hurt, angry, and bereft as a result. Adults…


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Building blocks for babies – Fun parent/child activities guide

The Building blocks for babies guide lists fun and simple at-home activities that parents can do to promote their infants’ and toddlers’ physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. It provides ideas in relation the following areas: Explore With Me Play With Me Have Fun With Me…


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A young person’s guide to foster care

These six booklets are to help young people understand what foster care is. They give information about the term ‘fostering’, foster carers, social workers, contact with birth family and support available. The booklets have been developed by particular Local Authorities, while the content is useful for…


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All about me booklet (21 pages)

This 21-page colourful booklet with various worksheets is great for direct work with children. It enables social workers to assess and discuss the following areas of a child’s life: How I Grow and Develop • Being healthy • Learning to be responsible • Learning and achieving…


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Young persons guide to ‘being looked after’ or ‘in care’

This guide is for children and young people who are “looked after”. It gives information about the term “being looked after”, placement options, Looked after Child Review meetings, care plans, education, health and corporate parents. The guide has been designed by Bracknell Forest Council and…


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Social Smarts: Privacy, the Internet and You

The 12-page graphic novel is designed to appeal to tweens and younger teens and teach them about the importance of protecting their privacy online. It tells a story of a brother and sister who learn (sometimes the hard way) about the privacy risks related to…


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LAC review Consultation Booklet for Parents – Gaining the parents’ views

This booklet has been designed for parents to contribute/share their views at a Looked after Child review meeting. The booklet invites parents to comment on their child’s current placement, contact arrangements, care plan, health and education. It also encourages them to think of ways how to promote…


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Home safety check – risk assessment (template)

This home safety check risk assessment has been originally designed for childminders however it can be also used by social workers when identifying any potential hazards/risks within a home environment of a child. It guides you to look for potential hazards in the area of…


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A children’s guide to foster care

These three nicely illustrated guides to foster care explain in a child friendly way who foster carers are, the role of a social worker and answers common questions a child may have. 


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Careageous Kids: Keeping your Body Safe; Colouring Workbook

This 20-sheet learning guide helps to teach children how to protect their body and keep it safe from sexual abuse. It explains ‘good touches’ and ‘bad touches’ as well as private parts and encourages children to disclose any potential abuse. 


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Children’s Guide to Adoption (Booklet)

Below are two different booklets which help children understand what adoption is and answer some of the questions children may have. The booklets have similar content but different design and are therefore listed together. They cover the following topics: What is adoption? What is a social…


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Adoption – What’s it all about? (Booklet for young children)

This beautifully illustrated and interactive booklet is for young children to gain information and explanation of why some children are unable to live with their birth families, the good things about living with an adoptive family and the legal complexities of the process to adoption. It…


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Checklist for stress & parental stress (assessment tool)

The document contains two checklists. The first checklist explores the nature of stress a service user has in their life generally and their coping mechanism. The second one explores the stress of parenting with focus on the stress of parenting of the service user’s specific child.


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A younger child’s guide to adoption (booklet)

This booklet tells a story of Harry who is being adopted. Harry explains what a birth family, foster family and adoptive family is, why sometimes birth parents cannot look after their children and the good things about living with an adoptive family. He then talks about an…


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Positive Adoption Conversations – Guide for Adoptive Families

This in-depth practical guide for adoptive parents provides guidance on how to talk to children about adoption. Considering all age groups, the author explores various questions adopted children are likely to have and suggests helpful strategies how to answer them. The Adoption Guide considers the following: Tips…


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Telling the Children (Booklet for families of prisoners)

This Outsiders booklet provides helpful and practical information about the impact that imprisonment of a parent has on the children. The booklet covers a wide range of issues from what to say to the children, dealing with the child’s changing role in the family to…


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How to Explain Jails and Prisons to Children (Caregivers’ guide)

This booklet was written as a resource to encourage open and honest communication between children and adults. Ideally, a caregiver will read through this booklet and then use it as a guide when talking with a child about his/her parent going to jail or prison.


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Get It Straight – The Facts About Drugs Facilitator & Student Guides

Get It Straight! is an informative, interactive 10-day programme designed to challenge the idea that drugs are harmless and teach the harmful health and societal effects of drug abuse. Facilitators of the programme can help younger teens make smart choices and avoid the consequences of…


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Growing up drug free: A parent’s guide to prevention

‘Growing up drug free: A parent’s guide to prevention’ provides a user-friendly guide for what to do and how to communicate about the harmful effects of illicit drugs and alcohol to children from elementary through high school. It is organized in 6 major sections: How This…


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Checklist on health (Assessment tool)

This checklist is used by social workers to identify any potential health problems a service user has and how it affects their parenting capacity. 


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Separated Parents Information Programmes (Handbook about divorce)

Separated Parents Information Programmes handbook is designed to help parents learn more about the challenges of post-separation parenting, including the effects on children of ongoing conflict. It also  aims to provide advice and support about how best to help children in this situation and enables…


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When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

This colourful and easy to read guide is for young people who have a brother or sister with cancer. It gives information and advice on: Ways to deal with changes the young person’s family may go through Finding support and talking with friends What the…


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Lemons or Lemonade?: An Anger Workbook for Teens

This workbook is for young people 12 and younger who express their anger in ways that harm others, themselves, animals, and personal property. The workbook is especially helpful for children who have experienced complex trauma and are hurt, angry, and bereft as a result. Adults…


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My Going to Surgery Book (Read-along colouring book for kids)

This book is designed to help a parent and their child know what to expect on the day of surgery. It also describes ways parents can emotionally prepare their child for his or her operation. The book covers topics such as preparation for the hospital…


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Sweet Dreams at the Hospital (Coloring & activity book for children)

Sweet Dreams at the Hospital introduces young patients to where they go and what happens when they need to have anesthesia and surgery. It is specifically aimed at addressing their concerns about the unknown in an engaging, unthreatening manner, and involving them in their own…


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When a parent has bipolar disorder – what kids want to know (Guide)

This brochure will help prepare parents or social workers to take the first step in discussing bipolar disorder with their child/children they work with. It guides how to answer the following questions: What is bipolar disorder? How does bipolar disorder work? Why does my dad…


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Keeping Teens Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation (Guide for parents)

This parent brochure has been created in response to emerging online risks and recent tragedies involving young people in Canada. The goal is to inform parents in order to reduce the incidence of adolescent sexual exploitation. It guides parents how to discuss the following topics with…


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Quitting cannabis workbook

This 36-page booklet provides a practical and interactive do-it-yourself guide for cannabis users who wish to quit cannabis or reduce their use. It covers the following topics Cannabis and you Preparing for change Strategies for change Managing withdrawal Putting it all together Relapse prevention


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When a parent is depressed – what kids want to know (Guide)

This brochure will help prepare parents or social workers to take the first step in discussing depression with their child/children they work with. It guides how to answer the following questions: What is depression? How does depression work? Why does my dad act the way…


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Safe at Home Safe Alone: Youth Activity Book

Safe at Home/Safe Alone is a workbook created to help a child get ready to stay home alone. The book is accompanied by a leader’s guide. There are four sections, each containing easy to read guides and fun activities, for the child to complete: They are:…


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Children’s Participation Toolkit for Social Workers

The booklet contains various activities, worksheets and templates assisting social workers and early help workers to involve children in the process of assessments, intervention planning as well as conducting reviews in a positive, supportive and enabling way. The booklet is divided into chapters so they can…


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My Feelings Activity Book For Children 3–6 Years Old

My Feelings Activity Book was created to help very young children identify their feelings and learn how to describe them. This book is intended to be read aloud to children by parents, caregivers, preschool teachers, clergy, social workers, therapists, or by any other helping professional….


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Hands Are Not for Hitting (Storybook)

Hands Are Not for Hitting is a story about alternative actions and activities that children and adults can do with their hands instead of hitting. It teaches correct use of hands in an encouraging way through the use of simple language and descriptive illustrations that…


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Pictures of My Journey – Activity book for kids with cancer

This 30-page coloring and activity book for young children has been developed by Leukemia & Lymphoma Sociate to help them cope with having cancer, talk to their doctors, express their feelings, and look forward to the future. Caregivers may find that using the book with their…


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Is it legal? A parents’ guide to the (UK) law

This booklet is for parents and carers. Its aim is to help them know when the law has something to say about their families’ day-to-day lives. Equally important, it helps them know the limits of the law. It is a reminder that whilst law permeates…


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My living positively hand-book (Workbook for children with HIV)

A workbook for children living with HIV. This easy-read and beautifully illustrated workbook was developed by children, families, doctors, nurses, teachers, and counsellors with the goal of helping children learn about HIV, and teaching them how to live positively. Contents: All about me Who else…


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All Babies Count: Support for Parents (Guide)

All Babies Count explores the challenges that new parents face and the vulnerability of babies. The leaflet offers advice and suggestions to enable parents to start their life together in the right way to help their child become confident, happy and healthy. Includes advice on…


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The Pregnancy Book – Guide

This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy, labour and childbirth and the first weeks after child’s birth. Contents: Becoming pregnant Now you are pregnant How your baby develops Getting to know your baby Your health in pregnancy Antenatal care Conditions and problems in…


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The real story? Child sexual exploitation & sexual health resource pack

This resource has been designed and formulated to equip facilitors to effectively engage young people aged 13 and above in the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Sexual Health. Contents: Background & Purpose What is Child Sexual Exploitation? Predisposing Factors Current Indicators Model For…


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Factsheet: Education, Health and Care needs assessments

Since 1 September 2014, Education, Health and Care plans started to replace statements of special educational needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments for children and young people aged 0-25. This factsheet explains the first step to getting an Education, Health and Care plan.


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Checklist of parents’ / carers’ perception of the child (assessment tool)

This checklist is used by social workers to gain an understanding of the parents’ perception of their child(ren) which is crucial in identifying risk, managing decisions and identifying appropriate action/resources needed. The set of questions will enable social workers to identify whether the parents have…


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Smoking and Quitting: Clean air for all (educational storybook)

This nicely illustrated story book provides helpful and easy-to-understand answers to children’s common questions when a parent smokes cigarettes, and it offers the parent, grandparent, teacher, mental health or addiction professional, or other concerned adult a tool to aid in talking with children about smoking….


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Factsheet: Education, Health and Care plans

Since 1 September 2014 statements of special educational needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments started to be replaced by Education, Health and Care plans for children and young people aged 0-25. This factsheet explains the new system.


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Explore your emotions – coloring & activity book

This coloring book was designed to encourage children to share their feelings with an adult. The children are encouraged to talk/write about what makes them happy, upset and worried; about things they like to do by themselves or with their family and who they like…


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40 Icebreakers for Small Groups

These 40 icebreakers are simple to use and suitable for a wide age range. They are great with a small youth group and can be used an a small space! They require very few props and can easily be used in a home without feeling…


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Current Relationship checklist assessment tool

This checklist is used by social workers to explore their service user’s current relationships. It enables practitioners to gain the ‘facts’ about the relationship (such as when and how did they meet, how long they have lived together), their feelings and future plans about it and…


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Previous relationships checklist assessment tool

This checklist is used by social workers to identify their service user’s past relationships, circumstances around them and the service user’s views of them. It also asks about children involved in these relationships.


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Tell Me About: My Favorites and Things About Me (board game)

This printable board game is a fun tool for social workers to get to know a child’s likes, dislikes, personality, wishes, feelings and various aspects of their life. It covers various topics from ‘something that makes me nervous’, ‘something I am proud of’ to ‘favourite…


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Parenting worksheets (assessment tool)

A useful tool for assessing a parent’s understanding of basic child’s care needs. The worksheets cover the following seven areas: Emotional Development Worksheet Boundaries and Guidance Worksheet Communication Worksheet Play and Stimulation Worksheet Behaviour Worksheet Effects on my child and me Worksheet Stability and Support…


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Personal budgets in England (factsheet)

A personal budget sets out the amount of money that is available to spend on support for a child, to meet their assessed needs in health, education and social care. This factsheet explains how parents can have more say in how the money is spent, including direct…


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Parent guide: Moving into work (UK)

This guide aims to answer questions parents may have about returning to work, and what support is available at work so they can manage working and caring for their disabled child.


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Drugs & Alcohol Workbook

Excellent workbook enabling practitioners to assist their service user to understand their addiction cycle, introduce tools which can be used during their recovery and teach them various coping strategies for life.


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Employment checklist (assessment tool)

This checklist is used by social workers to identify their service user’s significant periods of employment and unemployment as well as their future plans and gain an understanding of their job satisfaction and motivation to work. 


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My Favourites (board game)

This printable board game is a fantastic tool enabling a social worker to find out about a child’s favourite things (book, sport, relative, game to play etc) in a fun way. 


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Health services for disabled children and young people (booklet)

This guide has been written for: • health practitioners and commissioners, to increase their understanding of the specialist services that disabled children access • GPs to coordinate care for disabled children, young people and their families. The guide will also help parents to understand how health…


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Checklist on aggressive tendencies (assessment tool)

The document contains four checklists which are used by social workers to assess a level of aggression their service user and/or their partner has and to gain an understanding about their responses, including accepting responsibility, in certain situations. Checklist on aggressive tendencies Checklist for anger /…