Stay Safe Programme resources

While originally intended for use in classes/groups, the resources (activities, worksheets, songs, videos and others) can be also used during 1:1 work with children. The lessons plans are divided into five Stay Safe Topics: • Feeling Safe and Unsafe • Friendship and Bullying • Touches…


Education on puberty for 10-14yrs old: Busy Bodies Programme 

Busy Bodies Adolescent Development Programme provides information on the physical and emotional changes that children may experience during puberty, to reassure them that puberty is a normal part of growing up.  Busy Bodies is a useful resource to help support both workers and parents in providing…


A Workbook of Activities Designed to Strengthen Family Relationships

Strengthening Family Ties: A Workbook of Activities Designed to Strengthen Family Relationships contains fun activities related to five areas of family functioning which are: Building Trust, Family Support, Kindness, Communication, and Working Together. It is recommended that activities in the first section, Building Trust, be…


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:…


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…


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…


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…


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 Making History: A Social Worker’s Guide to Life Books An excellent guide for social workers on how to create a life strory book. Click here to view LifeStoryWorks.org  LifeStoryWorks.org website provides a very helpful guide on how to create a life story book from scratch. Click…


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,…


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…


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…


Child Protection: Consultation with children toolkit

This beautifully illustrated guide describes various interactive techniques which social workers can use to engage children in a child protection process. The booklet not only provides various tips on activities which can be used but also contains a range of tools which professionals can print out. Contents: 1….


Getting to know a child’s routine activity tool

This tool supports social workers to gain an understanding of a child’s or young person’s daily routine in an engaging way. The document contains 40+ individual slips with various activities/feelings which a child is asked to sort out into three piles – every day, sometimes…