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…


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…


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…


Explore your emotions – coloring & activity book

This coloring book was designed to encourage children to share their feelings with an adult. The children are encouraged to talk/write about what makes them happy, upset and worried; about things they like to do by themselves or with their family and who they like…


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…


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.


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. Click here to view/download 


All About Me Worksheets: Gaining wishes & feelings of children; 16 pages

A very nice colourful 16-page “All About Me” booklet which enables social workers to gain inormation about a child’s family,  likes and dislikes, life events, wishes and feelings and needs. WORKSHEETS INCLUDED: About me About my family Helping my family My journey My life Things that make…


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…