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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)

Practice placements

In this short video, Diane from Herefordshire Home-Start (voluntary sector) discusses student practice placements. Video published by The University of Worcester.

Get involved

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:

Thursday 05 July 2018, Leeds
Tuesday 10 July 2018, Bristol
Wednesday 18 July 2018, Birmingham
Thursday 19 July 2018, London

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)

Emotional resilience

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)


13 July 2018 via Community Care

Social work apprenticeships could be delayed by dispute over assessment format

15 June 2018 via Community Care

Why we should want more parents to challenge social workers

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

India Birmingham social worker keeping human rights at the heart of practice across continents

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

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