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Social work resources

This section provides resources for practice educators and social work students, including downloadable documents, current placements and relevant articles and videos.

Featured articles

BASW - Campaigning for better working conditions and wellbeing for social workers

Research: Experiences of families with children involved in multiple welfare services. Key messages include the importance of humane practice and implications for families and services.

16/11/18: Article on Austerity’s effect on society 

26/10/18: Joseph Rowntree report on solving poverty after Brexit

25/10/18: Social supermarkets offer working poor a lifeline Activity, reports and ratings - Herefordshire Council (Ofsted)

26/04/18: Why we need to face our mortality

04/02/18: How social workers reflect in action and when and why they don't: the possibilities and limits to reflective practice in social work, by Harry Ferguson 

Useful Links

NHS Business Services Authority

Herefordshire Disability United 

British Association of Social Workers 

Skills for Care

Social Work England (which will be the new social work regulator for social workers in England)

One Stop Social - A specialist social work and care professional's hub



News site for all professional working with children and young people To go on useful sites page


The following resources have been made available for practice educators and social work students.


Download: Changing hearts and minds in dementia care (.pdf, 296kb)

Download: Creating dementia friendly environments (.pptx, 2084kb)

Download: Dementia research, Dr Simon Evans (.pdf, 2869kb)

Download: Herefordshire Disability United Network News, Autumn 2017 (.pdf, 2456kb)

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Link: CSE: Strategies, Guidance and Tool kits

Health and Care Professions Council

Download: Guidance on social media (.pdf, 233kb)

Social work articles

Download: Luke Davey’s unsuccessful judicial review (.pdf, 528kb)

Department of Health and Social Care

Community Care articles

Transgender articles

University of GloucestershireUniversity of WorcesterHeart of Worcester College