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Social Work (HE): Practical Skills

Social Work Toolkit

The Social Work Toolkit includes resources specifically for students on 5 key modules: Communication Skills, Ethics, Values and Diversity; Professionalism in Practice; Assessment and Intervention; and Lifecourse Perspectives. Modules include guides, expert opinions, and activities with scenarios, case studies, video and audio.  Answer questions to check your understanding, or consider the reflective questions to improve your knowledge.

The Toolkit also includes links to the Professional Standards for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, plus links to the main Government departments which impact on Social Work.

Students have also reported that the Law and Policy section is very useful. This brings together laws and policies relevant to Social Work practice, organised by key practice placement areas, and overarching legislation that is likely to apply to placement settings. 

Finally, there is a library of 90 videos which can be filtered by one of the five modules, and link back to activities and reflective practice. 

Practice Guides

Practice guidance provides a detailed description what’s expected of Social Workers in their everyday interactions with clients.  Find guides on all aspects of Social Work in the following databases. 

Learning Resources

CC Inform Children offers aids such as videos, factsheets, guides, podcasts and webinars to support your learning. 

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