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…


Book of Learning & Earning for Care Leavers

This book is for young adults (aged between 16 and 25) in England who have recently left care, or are in the process of leaving care. “Leaving care and moving into adult life is a big change to go through. This book has been written…


Trauma & young people: A guide for parents, carers and professionals

This guide has been developed to help parents, carers and professionals supporting children and young people affected by traumatic events or experiences. This guide aims to provide: A brief overview of some of the signs and symptoms children and young people experiencing trauma may face….


Parenting Children/Young People with Developmental Trauma (booklet)

A booklet for parents and carers of children who have experienced developmental trauma. It explores the following topics: What is trauma? Information promoting understanding of the developmental milestones of children and young people Strategies that may be helpful whilst parenting a child/young person with a…


Theraplay activities

A list of several theraplay activities for improving parent-child attachment. Click here to view/download


Lifeskills: Get Ready For Adult Life – Young People’s Pack

This large workbook has been put together to give young people information and advice to help prepare them for adult life. It covers 10 areas of life skills including Money, Education, Family/Relationships, Accommodation, Looking After Yourself, Having Your Say, Legal Rights, Being in Care, and…


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…


ReMoved (Video for foster carers)

ReMoved follows the emotional journey of a nine-year old girl who is taken from her abusive birth home and placed in the tumultuous foster care system. This short film will help foster carers understand the experiences of many children coming from home of neglect and…


A young person’s guide to foster care

These six booklets are to help young people understand what foster care is. They give information about the term ‘fostering’, foster carers, social workers, contact with birth family and support available. The booklets have been developed by particular Local Authorities, while the content is useful for…


A children’s guide to foster care

These three nicely illustrated guides to foster care explain in a child friendly way who foster carers are, the role of a social worker and answers common questions a child may have.