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…


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…


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 Social Work Handbook: Life story for work children and young people in care Guidance on life story…


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…


Signs of Safety workbook & planning workbook

Signs of Safety Workbook This workbook is designed as a hands-on resource for practitioners and supervisors using the Signs of Safety approach. It covers using the assessment and planning framework, the My Three Houses® tool, words and pictures explanations and safety planning. Numerous case examples…


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…


TF-CBT Triangle of Life – Mobile game app

This free app, which is based on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, has been designed to support traumatised children (aged 8-12) to heal by helping them better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and move toward a better quality of life. During this novel game, the…


Ecomap Activity

Creating an ecomap is a graphic and useful way of identifying all of the systems at play in the family’s life. The ecomaps give workers a detailed picture of: the family dynamics ; each individual family members’ connections to their community; each individual family members’ connections…


Healthy Relationships Toolkit – Teenagers

This interactive toolkit was designed to teach young people about healthy relationships, choices, and communication. It addresses attitudes, opinions, and behaviors related to dating abuse and healthy relationships. The toolkit will be best delivered within a group setting however can be also used during 1:1…


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…