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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

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.

16/07/19: Parliamentarians and Social Workers call to bring the social model into mental health clinical health care 

5/07/19: BASW on the successful social work student appeal against being removed from a course

22/05/19: Department for Education: Information about intensive support for families going through care proceedings

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

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

CAPE (Children of alcoholic parents engagement) A Children’s society web-site for young people and those who work with children whose parents use alcohol

What Works Centre


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

Social work articles

Department of Health and Social Care

Community Care articles

Transgender articles

University of GloucestershireUniversity of WorcesterHeart of Worcester College