Children’s Participation Toolkit for Social Workers (activities & worksheets)

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. Click here to view/download Chapter 1 – Contents, acknowledgements…


Free online bedtime stories exploring real-life issues

Storyberries offers both classic and contemporary stories in an easy-to-read online format with vibrant illustrations designed to excite children and engage them around reading. It also offers discussion guides designed to encourage caregivers and children the opportunity to explore real-life issues together. You can choose…


Relax like a cat: Relaxation Exercise for Children

Relax like a cat is a colourful booklet for younger children to practice controlled breathing and muscle relaxation. Long, deep controlled breaths slow down the breathing rate and help children to relax. Muscle relaxation involves practicing tensing and relaxing different muscles in the body. This…


Therapeutic Use of Games in Groupwork: 70+ games

This manual is for everyone who facilitates groups and is interested in understanding how to utilise games in a therapeutic way to meet the needs of a group. Content: 1. Group starters Name games ‘Getting to know you’ games Warm-up games 2. Group games Team…


Your Young Child’s Behaviour – How You Can Help (booklet)

This booklet is for parents of young children up to the age of six although some of the information can apply to children of all ages. It aims to give them a better understanding of their child’s behaviour and what it is that their child is trying…


Coping with domestic abuse: Booklet for CHILDREN aged 6 to 12

The information in this booklet is meant to help children and their parents who live with domestic abuse. It is hoped that it will help them to understand what is happening and will encourage them to talk to other people who can help. Contents: What…


Helping teenagers to cope with Domestic Abuse booklet

It is hoped that the information in this booklet will in some way help teenagers and parents to live a life free from violence and abuse. It will also help parents to understand: • The ways domestic abuse affects young people and their development. •…


Easy pleasy cook book for care leavers – cooking on a budget

A cook book designed by The Children’s Society and Cheshire East Council to help young care leavers cook for themselves on a tight budget – on 62 pages, it describes easy to cook recipes ranging from fried eggs to delicious curry. Click here to view/download


Parenting Positively – Helping Teenagers To Cope With Death booklet

This booklet provides guidance to parents in helping their teenage children cope with the death of a loved one. Contents: Teenage reactions to death Parenting a bereaved teenager My teenager has been bereaved: What can I do to help? Frequently Asked Questions Finding Help Useful…


Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide

Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide addresses topics that range from dealing with perceived discrepancies in fairness to facilitating a positive relationship between siblings. The topics addressed in this resource include: • Strategies and resources to help teach your children about their sibling with autism…


Life as an Autism Sibling: A Guide for Teens

Life as an Autism Sibling: A Guide for Teens is written in a Q&A format. It addresses the challenges that teenage siblings might face as a result of having a brother or sister with autism, while also providing tips and advice on how to deal with…


Autism, My Sibling, and Me – colorful workbook (for young sibling)

Autism, My Sibling, and Me is a colorful workbook specifically designed to engage young children. A host of cartoon characters accompany children as they learn about what autism means for their brother or sister. The resource also aims to guide young siblings through any autism-related questions…


Calm Harm – Mobile App to manage self-harming

Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm and it’s completely private and password protected. What does it do? The four categories of tasks target the main reasons for why people self harm: Distract helps to combat the urge by…


Pre-Birth Assessment Tool

This Pre-Birth Assessment Tool is designed to help professionals to carefully consider a range of issues in relation to the mother’s pregnancy and the family’s circumstances and to tease out issues that have potential for having a significant negative impact on the child. The tool draws…


A Self Help Guide to Controlling Anger booklet for adults

This 24-page booklet contains information and worksheets helping readers: Recognise whether they may be experiencing anger problems. Understand what anger is, what causes it and what keeps it going. Find ways to understand, manage or overcome their anger. Click here to view/download