Dog assessment form

Below is a template created by British Association for Adoption and Fostering for assessing suitability/significance of a dog in relation to fostering or adoption and considering what actions need to be taken to reduce any foreseeable risks. The form can be, however, also used when assessing…


Talking To Kids About Alcohol: A guide for parents and carers

This booklet gives tips and guidance for parents and carers to approach the issue of drinking with their children, teenagers or young adults. Talking about it early on will help their child to understand alcohol and its effects, and make sensible choices about drinking in…


Sexual safety plan template – child & carer

This agreement is designed to keep everyone safe in a child’s family or facility. It lists the rules for living together safely in their family, for respecting the rights, boundaries, and comfort level of others, and for ensuring the personal safety of everyone. Click here…


Intervention with perpetrators addressing domestic abuse – workbook

Structured Intervention to Address Domestic Abuse (SIADA), which this workbook is based on, is a a piece of work which aims to address the behaviour of perpetrators of Domestic Abuse against partners or ex partners. It can be delivered on an individual or small group basis….


“Getting to know yourself; getting along with yourself” teen programme

Beyondblue’s secondary school program for years 8–10 (teens aged between 12 and 16) aims to equip students with the ability to deal with adverse events through the teaching of ‘life skills’ within a supportive and safe school environment. The program is built around the development of…


Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide to Safety

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide to Safety is intended for parents and family members who have loved ones with autism. Its purpose is to give service users’ family, and the network of individuals and caregivers whom they rely on for support and services the…


Be safe around dogs: Guide for families

This booklet has lots of tips and advice about kids and dogs that service users and their family can talk about and share; from how to prepare if they are a dog owner expecting a baby, to ensuring that their teenager is safe when out…


Young people and sexual exploitation: Resource pack

This resource pack can be used with young people at risk of sexual exploitation. The aim is to enable young people to consider the issues and risks around child sexual exploitation identify risky situations and learn to build appropriate strategies to increase their safety. Contents:…


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…