‘Say it your own way’: 40+ worksheets facilitating children’s participation in assessment

‘Say it your own way’: 40+ worksheets facilitating children's participation in assessment

‘Say it your own way’ is an inclusive and empowering booklet that prioritises the voice of the child, their wishes, feelings, and views. It consists of 40+ engaging worksheets designed to facilitate children’s active participation in their assessment and intervention, ensuring their perspectives are heard and valued.

Through these worksheets, social workers and other practitioners can gain valuable insights into various aspects of a child’s life, including their daily routine, likes, dislikes, and experiences. The booklet encourages children to express their thoughts and feelings on their family, friends, helpers, home, neighborhood, school, and more. The worksheets cover a wide range of topics, including the child’s emotional well-being, their aspirations for the future, and their experiences at home, school, and within their community.

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List of worksheets included:

  • Session planning and summary form
  • Examples of how to explain assessment
  • What I do at home, what does ……………. do at home?
  • Timeline
  • Who lives in your home?
  • A map of me and the people who matter
  • About my friends/my mates
  • Who does what at home? Who sets the boundaries?
  • What is home like?
  • Your neighbourhood
  • Places you go with your family
  • Sometimes we need to ask for help…
  • Your helpers
  • Are you a helping hand?
  • Helping hand
  • Snakes and ladders
  • A problem shared ‘problem page’
  • Barriers to what you want
  • If I had three wishes…
  • How are you feeling?
  • For looked after children: going home
  • Alone or together?
  • Keeping safe at home
  • Who I am. My name is, I am …years old… I live with, my favourite colour, food I like, what makes me who I am?
  • I am like/I am different from
  • More about me. I am good at/I like/I don’t like, all about me, to understand me you need to know, fact file: 1st page, fact file: blank page
  • What I like to do
  • My day/a day in the life of… (older/younger versions)
  • A week in the life of…
  • The rules
  • At school/college
  • Out of school on a school day
  • Times when someone might feel lonely
  • What is bullying?
  • Thinking ahead – what are your hopes for the future?
  • A day at my house
  • Think/say
  • Draw/write pages – Target
  • Blank arrow – can be labelled and used in a variety of ways
  • Bricks, speech bubbles, star border, shapes
  • Sad face, neutral face, happy face
  • Tree
  • Flower