Social work students
The following resources have been made available for social work students. Please keep checking the site as new resources are added regularly.
Download: Student Development Group June – December 2018 (pdf file 70 KB)
In this short video, Diane from Herefordshire Home-Start (voluntary sector) discusses student practice placements. Video published by The University of Worcester.
An opportunity to feedback to Skills for Care’s ‘Using conversational assessments: principles and application’.
An opportunity to be involved in developing the ASYE Programme:
Skills for Care has been appointed by the Department for Education to manage the support to child and family services with the delivery of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.
We're very excited about this development and would like to invite you to attend one of four consultation events taking place across England. The aim is to capture the views and expertise of employers and newly qualified social workers on the ASYE programme.
Sign up for one of our consultation events today:
Please note that these are national consultation events so you're welcome to attend the event that is most convenient to you, irrespective of location.
Download: CV and Interview Skills Workshop (.pptx, 1557kb)
Download: Data Protection Session (.pptx, 1229kb)
Download: Direct Payments Useful Links (.docx, 17kb)
Download: Direct Payments (.pptx, 188kb)
Download: Disguised Compliance (.pptx, 629kb)
Download: Models and Theories of Grief and Bereavement (.pptx, 1055kb)
Download: Safeguarding and Review Managers (.pptx, 84kb)
Download: Time Management: Tips, Techniques and Planning (.pptx, 865kb)
Child sexual exploitation
Download: Child Sexual Exploitation Presentation 2017 (.pptx, 381kb)
Download: Child Sexual Exploitation Pre-Checklist (.pptx, 78kb)
Download: Referral to Integrated Sexual Health Services (.pptx, 81kb)
Download: Emotional Resilience (.pptx, 783kb)
Download: Resilience Questionnaire (.pptx, 256kb)
Working with people who use substances
Download: Child Safeguarding Triangle (.pptx, 337kb)
Download: Child protection L3 resources (9 March 2018) (.doc 108kb)
Download: Teaching Scenario - Mick (.doc, 32kb)
Download: Teaching Scenario - Young Woman (.doc, 32kb)
Download: Student Group Presentation (20 April 2018) (.pptx, 575kb)
15 June 2018 via Community Care
12 June 2018 via Willis Palmer
The Department for Work and Pensions has been urged to improve support for care leavers
12 June 2018 via The Guardian
Some councils in England ‘cannot go on’ without long-term funding to underpin care
16 May 2018 via Community Care
How to better safeguard people with learning disabilities from forced marriage
6 April 2018 via Community Care
Information standard aims to link health and care sector
4 April 2018 via Community Care
Could a service's social work culture determine whether a child is taken into care?
20 March 2018 via Community Care
An inspirational article about the 2017 Social Worker of the Year who argues that direct interaction with service users is the priority
7 March 2018 via Community Care
Criminal offences for social workers who fail to act on abuse rejected by government
1 March 2018 via Community Care
How a council is using AI to predict support needs
27 November 2017 via Community Care:
Strengths-based questions for social work assessments: quick tips
Your practice placement matters to us. To get a good match for your learning needs we share your personal information with social care organisations in the statutory, private, voluntary and independent sectors. We also share it with practice educators who will supervise and assess you.