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Getting to know a child's routine activity tool
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Getting to know a child’s routine activity tool

The ‘Getting to know a child’s routine activity tool’ supports social workers to gain an understanding of a child’s or young person’s daily routine in an engaging way. The document…

The Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18) The Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring (PANOC-YC20)
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Young carers – assessment tools

The Manual below contains two instruments for the assessment of caring: The Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18) is a questionnaire (an 18-item self-report measure) that can be used to…

Ecomap Activity template
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Ecomaps: Guide For Social Workers, Examples and Templates

(You can download the guidance below in a PDF document here and a Word Ecomap Template here.) Ecomap Overview An ecomap is a key visual aid in social work, aimed at…

Sexual behaviours traffic light tool
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Sexual behaviours traffic light tool

This traffic light tool helps professionals categorise children’s sexual behaviors as green (healthy), amber (concerning), or red (harmful) across four age bands. It includes extensive examples of behaviors in each…

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

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

The Child Impact Tool  is an interactive and colourful booklet developed by CAFCASS which empowers social workers by facilitating direct communication with children, enabling them to express wishes and feelings…

Explore your emotions - coloring & activity book
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Explore your emotions – coloring & activity book

This activity book is a tool for children to express their emotions and encourages them to share with a trusted adult. It covers a range of emotions, from happiness to…

Solution-focused practice - A toolkit for children & young people (44 tools, games, activities, exercises) direct work wishes feelings
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Solution-focused practice – A toolkit for children & young people (44 tools, games, activities, exercises)

The “Solution-focused Practice – A Toolkit for Children & Young People” is a practical guide developed by NSPCC for professionals who work with children and young people between the ages…

FREE DOWNLOAD OF PARENTING WORKSHEETS (SOCIAL WORKERS’ ASSESSMENT TOOL)
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Parenting worksheets (assessment tool)

The tool covers various aspects of parenting including communication, emotional development, boundaries, behavior, play/stimulation, stability, and the effects of drugs/alcohol. They encourage reflection on one’s own childhood and parenting approaches….

FREE DOWNLOAD OF ALL ABOUT ME BOOKLET (21 PAGES)
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All about me booklet (21 pages)

The ‘All About Me’ booklet is a 21-page resource full of colourful worksheets intended for direct work with children. It is designed to help social workers explore various aspects of…

SCODA: Risk assessment of parental drug use and its impact on children Tool
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SCODA: Risk assessment of parental drug use and its impact on children Tool

The CAFCASS SCODA Risk Assessment Checklist is a tool used by social workers to assess the potential risks and protective factors in cases involving parents or caregivers with drug issues….

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
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Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a widely used self-rating scale designed to identify individuals at risk for postpartum depression, which is a common complication of childbirth. The scale…

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

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires ASQ-3 is a comprehensive set of questionnaires designed to assess children’s development from 2 to 66 months. These questionnaires can be easily administered by parents…

About Me Sentence Completion
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About Me Sentence Completion

The About Me Sentence Completion worksheet is a valuable tool designed to help social workers gain insight into a child’s self-perception, positive traits, and accomplishments. By providing a series of…

Children’s Wishes and Feelings Shield: To help children participate in social care and protection assessments
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Children’s Wishes and Feelings Shield: To help children participate in social care and protection assessments

The Children’s Wishes and Feelings Shield is a valuable tool designed to empower children and enable their active participation in social care and protection assessments. This worksheet is specifically created…

Three houses tool free template pdf social work
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The Three Houses templates

The Three Houses template is a valuable tool that social workers can use to engage children in meaningful conversations about their thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. This creative and interactive tool…

Impact of Parental Conflict Tool
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Impact of Parental Conflict Tool

This tools helps professionals identify and analyse the emotionally harmful impact of parental conflict on a child. The resource consists of a list of 10 indicators that can be used…

Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
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Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

As a social worker, you may find the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale to be a valuable and effective assessment tool in your work with clients. This 10-item scale is widely used…

15-point Checklist for Resilience
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15-point Checklist for Resilience

The 15-point checklist for resilience is a valuable tool used to identify and assess resilience in children. Developed by Dr. Michael Ungar, based on Grotberg’s work (1997), this checklist includes…

The Family Activity Scale
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The Family Activity Scale

The Family Activity Scale is a valuable assessment tool designed to examine the environment and level of engagement provided for children within their family. It offers practitioners an opportunity to…

The Recent Life Events Questionnaire
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The Recent Life Events Questionnaire

The Recent Life Events Questionnaire is a valuable tool designed to gather information about recent life events experienced by individuals or families. It focuses on events that have occurred within…

The Adolescent Wellbeing Scale
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The Adolescent Wellbeing Scale

The Adolescent Wellbeing Scale is a concise questionnaire designed to gather insights into an adolescent’s overall wellbeing. With 18 questions covering various aspects of their life, it provides valuable information…

Adult Wellbeing Scale
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Adult Wellbeing Scale

The Adult Wellbeing Scale is a compact assessment tool that focuses on an adult’s emotional state, specifically examining feelings of depression, anxiety, and irritability. The scale comprises questions presented in…

The Parenting Daily Hassle Scale
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The Parenting Daily Hassle Scale

The Parenting Daily Hassle Scale is a recommended assessment tool for social workers who work with children and families. It is endorsed by the Department of Health and is part…

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is a recommended assessment tool by the Department of Health in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families. It serves…

Home Conditions - Assessment Tool
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Home Conditions – Assessment Tool

The Home Conditions Assessment Tool is a concise assessment designed to evaluate the living conditions of a home and assess their impact on the children residing there. It encompasses 20…

Home Conditions Assessment
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Home Conditions Assessment

The Home Conditions Assessment, recommended by the Department of Health in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families, is an 11-item tool for evaluating the…

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Face Emotions Sheet

The Face Emotions Sheet is a tool used by social workers to help identify and understand the emotions experienced by children. It consists of various facial expressions representing different emotions….

Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA)
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Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA)

The Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA) is a widely used tool in assessing the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It consists of a ten-item scale questionnaire designed to…

The Substances And Choices Scale – SACS
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The Substances And Choices Scale – SACS

The Substances and Choices Scale (SACS) is a brief screening and outcome measurement instrument for assessing and monitoring the use and impact of alcohol and drugs in young people. It…