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 132 theraplay activities for improving parent-child attachment. Click here to view/download


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…


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.