Safety Planning with Children & Youth: Domestic Abuse

CONTENTS: • ‘My safety plan’ template (for older children) • ‘My safety plan’ template for younger children • Guidance: developing a safety plan with children • Other free ‘domestic abuse resources’ for children and young people • Appendix: Print out – sample scripts for safety…


Stop Bullying – Kid Videos

Stopbullying.gov has created 2 videos on bullying for young children and a series of 12 videos for older children. After watching each video, children can take a quiz to see how much they know about bullying. Click here to view    


Exploring Healthy Relationships: Resource Pack for 14-16 year olds

This pack is an educational toolkit, developed with young people for the benefit of young people, and is for use as a resource to help prevent domestic violence and abuse and encourage discussion and debate around healthy relationships and self-esteem. It creates a shared language…


Later Life Letters guides & examples

Later Life Letter by West Sussex County Council & Children first – Guidance & Examples The guide covers the following topics:  IntroductionThe Role and Purpose of the Later Life LetterThe Content of the Later Life LetterWhat to Consider when Writing the Later Life Letter?References Click…


Family Meeting Parents’ Guide & Templates

This is a comprehensive guide for parents and carers, explaining the benefits of family meetings and outlining many ideas on how to make family meeting most effective and enjoyable for all family members. Contents IntroductionHow to Use This Family Meeting AlbumWhy have Family Meetings?Steps for…


Parents' Guide: Youth Violence, Knife crime & Gangs

Parents’ Guide: Youth Violence, Knife crime & Gangs

This toolkit for parents and carers is designed to help provide a glossary of facts, practical advice to look for signs of their child’s involvement in violence, knife crime or gangs, as well as tips on how to speak to their child and how they…


Parenting styles tool

Parenting style has a significant impact on children’s outcomes and tend to fit under one of four categories: authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglectful. This tool developed by Cafcass enables parents/carers with the help of a practitioner to consider what parenting style they have and how…


Three Islands Activity guidance, template & record sheets

‘Three islands’ is a fun direct work activity which enabels social workers and other practitioners to establish what and who children they work with like and what or who they don’t like or are worried about. The child is asked to draw a picture of…


Stress Management Wellbeing Workbooks

The aim of these Wellbeing Workbooks is to help individuals learn more about stress and the things they can do to help reduce their stress when they feel very worried or anxious. There are four workbooks altogether and they should each take around 2 hours…


Home Visit Observations of Parent-Child Interactions Questionnaire/Checklist

The toolkit, Parent-Child Interactions: A Home Visitor’s Guide, provides social workers and other practitioners with tips and tools to make the most of the opportunity to observe and influence parent-child interactions. The toolkit includes the following useful tools: Home Visitation Observations of Parent-Child Interactions Template…


No Body's Perfect Worksheets (Body image & mental health)

No Body’s Perfect Worksheets (Body image & mental health)

The booklet includes worksheets for use in the classroom and home environment as well as worksheets for adult helpers working on their own body image and mental health. The worksheets for adults aim to assist them to work on their own body image and mental…


Preventing Bullying: A Guide for Parents

A guide to give parents and caregivers suggestions for helping their child. They can learn the signs of bullying, how to work with the school, and some practical and tested techniques to teach every child. Contents: What is bullying?Possible results of bullyingMyths about bullyingWhy are…


Coronavirus – free resources for children

A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus This colourful picture book gives children the answers when it comes to explaining what the virus is, how it spreads, and what they can do to help, in gentle and simple language that even the youngest kids can follow. It…


Colouring books for mindfulness and relaxation

Adult Coloring Book 40 nice relaxing and stress relieving patterns Click here to view/download Mindful Coloring A Simple & Fun Way to Reduce the Stress in Your Life Nine colouring sheets with an introduction about the benefits of colouring and guidance. Click here to view/download…


I Gotta Feeling: Top Tips For Feeling Good booklet, for youths

This booklet lists some things that young people have found helped them feel better when they felt sad, stressed or angry and some things that help you feel good generally. Contents – tips covered: Talk to someone Do something you enjoy Find ways to chill…


Young Parents Postnatal Programme Workbook

The postnatal programme will give mothers the support they need in the first few weeks of their baby’s life. The programme is aimed at increasing their skills to look after their baby and themselves. Sessions covered: Week 1: Primary Birth Visit Week 2: Attachment &…


Dealing with Trauma: A TF-CBT Workbook for Teens

This workbook has been developed for use with teenagers who experienced one or more traumatic events. The activities in the workbook correspond to the treatment components of the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model, which was developed by Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, and Esther Deblinger…


All about me: Direct work sheets & activities (booklet)

This colourful and interactive booklet developed by Socialworkerstoolbox.com is a collection of 40 sheets which practitioners can use to learn about children’s views, wishes, feelings and day-to-day lives. Click here to view/download CONTENTS: What makes me feel Feelings thermometer My worries What makes me safe Things…


How to talk to your child about knives (a parents’ guide)

This leaflet holds practical advice for parents/carers on what they can do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife. The guide aims to give some pointers on what to look for, how to raise the subject and who to contact if parents…


Feelings faces: How do you feel today?

A poster with 60+ faces depicting a range of emotions which can be used during 1:1 direct work with children and young people. Click here to view/download


Promoting Emotional Resilience in Children: A Resource Pack

This pack is designed to provide useful information and materials on the subject of promoting resilience with the aim of promoting activity in this important area. It is not intended as a course on resilience, but a range of activities which can address various issues,…


My Feelings Colouring Chart

My feelings colouring chart enables children to indicate how happy they are in the areas of friends, home, hobbies, school, family and all about you. Click here to view/download


Alternatives to smacking, physical/corporal punishment (booklets)

Alternatives to Smacking Children booklet by NAPCAN A small booklet providing advice regarding: Why smacking is a bad idea Helping kids to behave without having to hit Things to try if you are at the end of your tether! Behavior is a family business Self-care…


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…