Sexual behaviours traffic light tool

Using the resource, professionals can learn to identify, assess and respond to sexual behaviour in children and young people in a confident and appropriate manner. It can be also used when explaining to parents/carers what constitutes healthy sexual behaviour and how to identify when their…


Establishing a day in the life of a school age child (sheet)

This tool supports workers to gain a good understanding of a child or young person daily routine.  It should help to identify positives or strengths in the child/young person’s daily routine, as well highlighting areas where there may be concerns. Click here to view/download  


Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional Development Screening Tool (ASQ:SE-2)

ASQ:SE-2 is a set of questionnaires about children’s social-emotional development from 6 to 60 months which can be self-administered by parents/caregivers. Doing this screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as self-regulation, communication, autonomy, compliance, adaptive functioning, affect,…


How it looks to me (Assessing wishes & feelings worksheets)

‘How it looks to me’ is an interactive and colourful booklet developed by CAFCASS to help social workers assess a child’s wishes and feelings. It invites the child to talk/draw/write about the following topics: About me (who lives with me & who doesn’t but means a…


Children’s Participation Toolkit for Social Workers

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. The booklet is divided into chapters so they can…


All about me booklet (21 pages)

This 21-page colourful booklet with various worksheets is great for direct work with children. It enables social workers to assess and discuss the following areas of a child’s life: How I Grow and Develop • Being healthy • Learning to be responsible • Learning and achieving…


Ages & Stages Questionnaires ASQ-3 (Child development screening tool)

ASQ-3 is a set of questionnaires about children’s development from 2 to 60 months which can be self-administered by parents/caregivers. Doing this screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as communication, physical ability, social skills, and problem-solving skills. ASQ-3 can…


About Me Sentence Completion

The questions on this worksheet are intended to enable a social worker to gain an insight into whether a child can identify their own positive traits and accomplishments. If a child has difficulty to think of answers to some questions, a practitioner or parent can take the opportunity…


The Three Houses template

The three houses template enables social workers to discuss a child’s likes/hobbies/strengths/protective factors, dislikes/worries & risks related to the child and dreams/hopes/wishes. A social worker can either ask a child to draw/write things to each house or assist them in doing so.


The Family Activity Scale

These scales give practitioners an opportunity to explore with carers the environment provided for their children through joint activities and support for independent activities. This includes information about the cultural and ideological environment in which children live, as well as how their carers respond to…


The Adolescent Wellbeing Scale

The questionnaire contains 18 questions, each relating to different aspects of a child or adolescent’s life, and how they feel about these. The scale is intended to enable practitioners to gain more insight and understanding into how an adolescent feels about their life.


Face Emotions Sheet

Social workers may use this sheet to identify various emotions a child may be feeling. They can also use it to ask a child when was the last time they felt a particular emotion or what usually makes them feel that way. This will give them a…


Feelings Board Game

A printable board game. The game enables social workers and other practitioners to gain good insight into a child’s feelings and life while having a lot of fun playing the game.


My Book About Feelings

This book gives children an opportunity to write about their feelings. At only 8 half-pages long, this book asks children to list what makes them happy, sad, scared, mad and glad. 


The Graded Care Profile: Neglect Assessment Tool

The Graded Care Profile is  a widely used  assessment tool designed to help social workers identify when a child is at risk of neglect. The Graded Care Profile assists social workers to measure the quality of care being given to a child in respect of…