Voice of the Child: 20 sheets to gain child’s wishes, feelings & views

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Content:

01 ABOUT ME
this enables the child to draw and express ‘their family’, their favourite things and support
wanted. This is suitable for younger children. Includes about me, circle of support, how I feel
and what I would like my worker to do for me.

02 CIRCLE OF SUPPORT

03 HOW I FEEL

04 WHAT I WOULD LIKE MY WORKER TO DO FOR ME

05 VOLCANO SCALE
this can be used with children to explore and discuss their anger and situations that may
trigger their anger, this can then support with their worker in making changes to their
choices and untimely reducing and managing their anger.

06 PROBLEM SOLVING MOUNTAIN
this could be used with older children to look at their behaviour choices and their feelings
and thoughts that influence their behaviour. It can also used to break down a problem into
small steps. It is a tool that can be used as part of the protective behaviours strategies.

07 YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE OF THE FUTURE
tool for older children to consider choices and behaviour they may be presenting with now
and how that might impact on their future and how others might perceive them.

08 ANGER THERMOMETER
like the volcano this tool is for discussion and problem solving for young people who are
experiencing angry feelings. The volcano is aimed at younger children while the
thermometer is for older age group.

EMOTIONS COLOUR WHEEL
is for older children and young people and possibly parents. It opens up opportunities to
recognise and label emotions and feelings and the different aspects each area creates

09 ANXIETY THERMOMETER
similar to the anger thermometer this opens discussions to help understand their anxiety
levels and triggers to begin to manage their anxiety. Can also be used with parents.

10 CHARACTER TRAITS
this can be used like a word search and lists strengths along with other character traits. As
with everyone the key to changing behaviours to first understand ourselves. It is a good
tool for some self esteem work as you could ask other people to circle the good things for
an individual.

11 FAIRY
these 3 tools are for the same purpose but support different age groups. They are an aid to
capture children and young people’s wishes and feelings about their current situation, and
can be used to review if anything has changed following early help intervention.

12 WIZARD
these 3 tools are for the same purpose but support different age groups. They are an aid to
capture children and young people’s wishes and feelings about their current situation, and
can be used to review if anything has changed following early help intervention.

13 THREE HOUSES
these 3 tools are for the same purpose but support different age groups. They are an aid to
capture children and young people’s wishes and feelings about their current situation, and
can be used to review if anything has changed following early help intervention.

14 33 THINGS CHILDREN SHOULD DO BY THE AGE OF 10
this is a fun tool to use with families to support parents and
children having time together to build positive relationships and memories. It is ideal to
give as a ‘challenge’ for school holidays, if appropriate. Some activities could be used with
worker and family to model and coach a parent to build their confidence.

15 WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL SAFE
this is a sheet to use alongside protective behaviours work, to help children identify people
and things that make them feel safe.

16 FEELINGS, THOUGHTS & BEHAVIOURS
this tool is used for exploring specific incident or behaviour, i.e. hitting someone would be
the event , the sheet is then used to explore what feelings and thoughts might be
influencing behaviour choices and then to look at other choices.

17 LETTING GO OF WORRIES
The tree is used to name and place worries on the tree to open discussion and understand
what might be worrying a child or young person. It’s a similar concept to making a post box
and posting you worries at the end of a day to aid better sleep and reduce worry and
possible bad dreams.

18 FEELINGS COLOURING CHART
the chart is used to look at different areas of a child life and how they are feeling about
them. It is good to use colours that might represent emotions and help understand and
measure the child’s feelings.

19 HOT AIR BALLOON
this is a representational tool for young people to explore and discuss their goals and any
challenges to reaching them.

20 DESERT ISLAND
helps gain insight into a child’s life without having to rely on questions and answers
interviews.

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