Social work books – recommended reading list

as experienced social workers and practice educators, we’ve been asked by a number of student social workers to compile a list of recommended social work books.

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Social Work Needs to Help Fathers

[vc_row bg_type=”” dima_canvas_style=”” translate_x=”0″ dima_z_index=”0″ delay=”” animate_item=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=””][vc_column bg_type=”” dima_canvas_style=”” min_height=”” translate_x=”0″ dima_z_index=”0″ delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=””][text delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” id=”” class=””]It’s no secret that families have changed in recent years. Divorce is no longer a taboo subject, IVF and other advances have made it easier for everyone to start a family and, slowly but surely, adoption by a gay or lesbian couple is becoming legal worldwide. To look at things simply, the term family means something different to what it did 50 years ago. With such positive development though, we must take the time to make sure we are adapting to the new normal: in particular in terms of the roles fathers play in the lives of their children.[/text][custom_heading delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]

Why focus on dads?

[/custom_heading][text delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” id=”” class=””]When a couple separates children are more likely to live with their mother, which leaves their relationships with their fathers in a precarious position. Or if a family is hit by a tragedy, a father can sometimes be the only parent a child can turn to. These changes mean the importance of the role a father stereotypically used to play in the nurture and emotional upbringing of a child is very different. With these new changes, social workers need to make an active effort to ensure that they are working with fathers and teaching them about how best to care for their children. There’s endless research proving how having an engaged dad is beneficial for the whole family, with kids developing better social skills and mental health, as well as performing better educationally. Sharing the child care responsibilities reduces the pressure on individual parents and statistically leads to more positive relationships with both parents.

The past year has been dominated by strong women standing up for themselves and taking a stand for equality; and while it’s a slightly quieter movement, men are fighting their own fight around gender stereotypes and what it looks like to be a man in 2019. Hollywood actor Justin Baldoni recently gave an inspiring TED Talk which went viral in a matter of days, where he discussed why he was done being “man enough”. President Obama was celebrated not just for his political actions, but for the way he expressed his emotions towards his daughters while in the public eye, most notably in his farewell address in Chicago. Men in positions of power or fame are more frequently using their platforms to discuss modern masculinity and most importantly, their relationships with their children. The power of technology and media means that children can see what positive father-child relationships look like across the world; whereas historically a father eager to actively participate in the typically feminine role of care was a rarity in everyday life. It’s becoming more normal for fathers to be involved in their child’s emotional growth.[/text][custom_heading delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]

So how do we start helping UK fathers?

[/custom_heading][text delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” id=”” class=””]The whole social work industry needs to develop programmes where fathers can learn about pregnancy and raising children in a welcoming environment, through advice from men going through similar situations or sessions with doctors or child psychologists. By understanding the situation, fathers can then learn to facilitate change with the help of social workers. As a society we need to show support for men who challenge the stereotypical norm and are keen to take on a leading role in the emotional education of their children. Practitioners need to involve dads in their work, by asking about them if they’re absent in meetings or ensuring their voice is heard. It can be difficult to engage with some fathers, maybe they aren’t comfortable discussing their emotions, especially during tough times but it is so important for the whole family that they do. A good place to start could be promoting support groups for dads dealing with loss or encouraging workplaces to recognise family commitments for men in the same way as they do for women. This is an issue that has gained government attention, with MPs recognising that the current parental leave system needs reform, but while the politicians debate legal change; we as members of communities need to show societal change. Social workers need to make sure there is adequate support for dads within the existing structures, even with simple things like making sure fathers get all the same information as mothers. Meanwhile, everyone else can show their encouragement for dads by asking about them in schools, doctors’ appointments, extracurricular sessions… any aspect of a child’s life where another parent would be a positive addition.

A father is an irreplaceable part of a child’s life; no matter what social background, economic class or nationality – fathers are important. And if social work does not factor in this importance then children can be left with emotional scars and damaged relationships that stop them from living their best lives, which at its core is what social work aims to do for every citizen.[/text][callout type=”style_one” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” title=”Direct Resources” message=”List of free to download resources you can use when working with parents.” title_color=”” text_color=”” bg_image=”” href=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][button text=”Parenting Risk Assessment | Assessing Parenting Capacity (NSPCC)” type=”” size=”large” color_class=”” float=”start” target=”blank” lightbox=”” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” href=”https://www.onestopsocial.co.uk//social-work-social-care-resources/resources-card/?dID=5379″ title=”” popup_content=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][clear by=”10px” id=”” class=””][button text=”Parents Guide to making plans for their children after separation” type=”” size=”large” color_class=”” float=”start” target=”blank” lightbox=”” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” href=”https://www.onestopsocial.co.uk//social-work-social-care-resources/resources-card/?dID=3819″ title=”” popup_content=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][/callout][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”” dima_canvas_style=”” translate_x=”0″ dima_z_index=”0″ delay=”” animate_item=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=””][vc_column bg_type=”” dima_canvas_style=”” min_height=”” translate_x=”0″ dima_z_index=”0″ delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Social Work Application Forms | What you need to know

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Make it easy for the short-Lister

Notice what the organisation or service is asking for within the essential and desirable job description. You will often have clues that you can use, such as using the headings:

  • Relevant experience
  • Achievements
  • Relevant competencies from the person specification
  • Essential experiences
  • Skills

Analyse the person specification and BE CLEAR

“Go through the job and worker descriptions and extract the key criteria they are looking for. When filling in the application form, place each criterion as a heading and use examples from practice to demonstrate how you have met those criteria. It may seem simplistic but if you are explicit that you are suitable for the job role, then an interview is guaranteed.” Source: Guardian.

General Competency questions in Application Forms 

  • Describe a situation when you lead a team/worked in a team
  • Give an example of a time when you dealt with confrontation
  • Describe a situation when you influenced or motivated others
  • Describe a situation when you used initiative
  • Give an example of when you solved a problem
  • Give an example of how you have applied knowledge of legislation in a social work setting.
  • How you would you seek to promote independence for service users
  • Give an example of a time when you acted in an anti-oppressive way.
  • What factors do you consider when making an assessment?
  • What factors do you consider when assessing risk?

If you are completing several application forms at once, as is often the case, you can use the above headings to create a ‘bulk answer’ crib sheet. This will help you evidence your work consistently whilst also reducing chances of you becoming complacent.

Use the STAR approach to help evidence examples

  • S – SITUATION – When, where, with whom (contextualise)
  • T – TASK – Describe the situation or task you want to offer as evidence
  • A – ACTION – What did you do? What was your contribution?  How did you make things happen?
  • R – RESULT – What was the result/outcome? (preferably positive) What did you learn?

Using the above formula will assist in offering structure to your answers, whilst also keeping them SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely. Be concise and to the point. Have a go: Pick a question and share a STAR example

Personal Statement strategies

Completing the personal statements/specifications section is by far the most difficult task to undertake in any application form. As such, develop strategies to help guide you through this processes. For example:

  • First sentence -make a short STATEMENT summarising how you meet the individual specification from job details.
  • Then provide an EXAMPLE of the claim you have just made.
  • Final sentence – show REFLECTION on the above – what you realise.

Example – Specification requirement – about commitment to promoting Equal Opportunities:

‘I have always tried to ensure in my personal and work life that I am sensitive to and inclusive of the cultures and circumstances of other people. In 2006, I worked as a mentor/facilitator to a group of students on the Aim Higher project to encourage pupils from non-traditional backgrounds to consider university. I designed projects and activities that recognised and focused on the diverse experience within the group to ensure participation. The programme was successful for the pupils and a rewarding learning experience for me. The experience showed me that working together with mutual respect is more productive and rewarding.’

We hope this has offered you with some useful guidance in relation to application form completion. Please feel free to download or save a copy of this. The above information has been used and delivered to Social Work Students, Social Workers and Return Social Workers as well as Care Professionals so as to help increase employment opportunities.[/text][callout type=”style_one” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” title=”We have also completed the following guidance” message=”Further resources to help you land that perfect job” title_color=”” text_color=”” bg_image=”” href=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][button text=”10 Steps from Job Application to Job Interview” type=”” color_class=”” lightbox=”” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” href=”https://www.onestopsocial.co.uk/10-steps-from-job-application-to-job-interview-one-stop-social/” title=”” popup_content=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][clear by=”10px” id=”” class=””][button text=”Social Work Interview Questions: What you need to know” type=”” color_class=”” lightbox=”” delay=”” delay_duration=”” delay_offset=”” href=”https://www.onestopsocial.co.uk/social-work-interview-questions-need-know/” title=”” popup_content=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” tutorials=””][/callout][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Free Resource Packs on Self Harm, Forced Marriage, Trafficking & FGM

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Self-harm Awareness Resource Pack” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ef7e21″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Virtual College have completed these free resource packs on self harm in young people, forced marriage & FGM. Download copies for free now.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To help parents & practitioners to understand the scale of self-harm and raise awareness of the issue, we have created a free resource pack.

The Resource Pack includes:

  • A poster
  • An infographic
  • An email footer
  • Images to share on social media
  • A website banner

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This resource pack contains:

  • A poster for your staff
  • A flowchart of actions to take should you suspect trafficking
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015 legislation

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Download Human Trafficking Resource Pack” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ef7e21″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#666666″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”round” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1311%26title%3DHuman%2520Trafficking%2520Resource%2520Pack||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_custom_heading text=”Recognising and Preventing FGM Resource Pack” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ef7e21″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM. We worked with the Home Office to combat this by creating a resource pack which aims to increase awareness of the issue.

To help you raise awareness of FGM, this pack includes:

  • A poster for your staff
  • An email to send to your colleagues
  • A banner to put in your email signature

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This free resource pack contains:

  • A poster for your staff
  • A footer for your email
  • A facts and figures infographic
  • A guide to Forced Marriage legislation

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Download Awareness of Forced Marriage Resource Pack” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ef7e21″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#666666″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”round” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1313%26title%3DAwareness%2520of%2520Forced%2520Marriage%2520Resource%2520Pack||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]Virtual College also run a number of free online courses. Follow the link below for further information.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Free Online Courses” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#666666″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#666666″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”round” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fvirtual-college-free-online-courses-social-workers-care-staff%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Promoting Self Care in Social Work

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Social work is without doubt one of the most rewarding professions; we enter the line of work because we believe we can make a genuine and positive difference to the lives of those we work with. We support, we advocate and we celebrate successes of those who have been marginalised from society. We work as a shared journey promoting compassion, empathy and respect for others. We endeavour to go above and beyond and to be that ‘helping hand’ when needed or required.

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However, given the very nature of work involved, it can be challenging, emotionally and mentally taxing. We are not heroes, we do not have super-powers and to think this way undermines the very nature of what it truly means to be a social worker… We are human beings! Self care in social work is something that we must all practice if we are truly going to make a difference. So, what can we do to promote self-care in social work?

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Stay connected with friends and family members. If you feel isolated, connect through community events. It is so important for your emotional well being that you connect and stay connected with others. Make sure to place emphasis on a good work vs life balance. For me, this was rugby; for at least three nights of the week I was either training or playing rugby and it helped me feel like I was more than just a social worker.

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Our weaknesses are always shouting out for our attention. Try to focus on your strengths or what you’re good at. Allow yourself time everyday to focus on them. You can even list them out so you never forget what they are. Build your life around them. The more you live within your strengths, the less your weaknesses will matter.

Source: Strong Sensitive Souls

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It is really important that you take your lunch break. I recommend eating away from your computer or desk; this stops the temptation of working through lunch. It also gives you a chance to reflect on something other than work related. This will increase your productivity.

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Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique that involves being more aware of the present moment. Practising mindfulness can help you become more aware of your own moods and reactions. There are some excellent mindfulness apps out at the moment; headspace and calm being two that I currently use (I love the sound of rain on the calm app – this takes me from a 10 to a 3 in seconds).

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It sounds strange but utilise your social work skills to help develop your own thinking. For example, I reflect constantly on both work and non-work events. I also use future planning techniques (solution focused therapy) when I feel particularly anxious about work/life. This helps me provide an achievable structure that is manageable.

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As I mentioned above, I love the sound of rain. When it rains, I will often stop and allow myself 30 seconds to listen to it hitting my car roof. I also enjoy walking in the rain; I get lost with my thoughts and feel connected with nature. Whilst I am passionate about being a social worker, it makes me realise there is more to life than just work, work, work. So, make time to connect with nature and you can do this whether living rurally or in cities.

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I am not a nutritionist, but what you eat, and when you eat, can make a big difference to how well you feel. I tend to eat healthy(ish) Monday to Friday and then have the weekend to relax.

Source: Mind

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Yep, you’ve probably found this article on social media (thanks for reading), but I believe it’s really important that you have ‘down-time’ from social media. This can be for one evening or a few hours. It will allow you to focus your attention on something else as social media, as good as it is, can be very toxic.

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We live in an age where society is chronically sleep deprived. If you’re the first in and last to leave, not only does this promote an unrealistic image of managing workload, it will also impact on your sleeping patterns. I aim to get a solid 7 ½ to 8 hours a sleep a night. I start my unwinding process at 9am, when the TV is switched off.

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I try and take 30 minutes a week to do something new; whether it be working in the garden, building a website for the first time or completing yoga at home. This helps me escape from thoughts relating to work as I just focus solely on the task in hand.

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Our duty to educate about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

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We all want kids to be kids. Being an adult is tough. It comes with responsibilities, pressures, fears and awareness of the harsher side of life. However, should protecting this idea of “kids being kids” be placed above protecting the safety of our children and young people?

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In this day and age of constant communication, 24 hour news and millions of web pages just a few taps away; what it means to be a child has changed. Films, TV shows and the media have made young people much more aware of adult themes like violence, substance misuse and especially sexual activity. These topics are infiltrating childhoods much earlier than they used to, making the idyllic ‘childhood innocence’ harder to protect. As a result, it’s our duty to embrace this new way of educating children and young people, and ensure they are aware of the dangers that come with these adult themes. Most importantly, the risk of child sexual exploitation needs to be talked about more.

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As children and teenagers start to learn about sex, intimacy and relationships, it’s vital that they are taught in depth about consent and exploitation. Getting exposure to such mature subject matter while they are still developing can mean that children and young people don’t fully understand what it all means or entails. This can make it easier for predators to manipulate and lie their way into getting young people to trust them or just act in a way they shouldn’t.

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Anyone under 18 is at risk of child sexual exploitation – no matter their background, race, religion, sexual orientation or financial status. Hence, it’s incredibly important that all children understand that committing sexual acts they don’t want to or they don’t think they should have to do, is wrong.

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It can be tough to discuss these things with children who you may not feel are mature enough to appreciate the severity of the situation; but preventative conversations and education can make all the difference. If young people understand the dangers, then they will know to report someone who they feel is trying to exploit them, rather than letting it happen. It builds an awareness about how these situations can come about, thereby developing a strength to recognise them and step away before they are exploited.

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This does not mean that the safeguarding responsibility is transferred entirely to the child or young person. By no means is that a viable solution. However, as kids are no longer really “kids”, the time has come to make the fight against child sexual exploitation a collaborative process.

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Youth Justice worksheets on attitudes & consequences of offending

Below we have compiled 9 youth justice worksheets that offer one to one or group based activities addressing the attitudes and subsequent consequences of offending/anti-social behaviour by children and young people. This is a good programme of work which starts from the basic understanding to more complex thinking.

Age Range: Tailored for Children & Young People.

Equipment Required: You can print the worksheets or transfer onto a flip chart (particularly useful for group based activities).

 

Think Victim | Victim Awareness Worksheets

Direct Resources

Search our direct resources directory for lots of free fantastic resources, guides and handouts for practitioners.

Children Social Work Resources, Assessment & Guides | Practitioner Support


We have put together a list of free to download children social work resources, assessment handouts and guides for practitioners. It has been created to help support practitioners engage with children and young people accessing services and support.

From assessment to intervention delivery below is a list that offers guidance and workable resources to use when gathering information, assessing or working with those assessed or requiring support as in need, welfare or safeguarding/protection.

Free Practice Guides

Recommended Books & Resouces

Social Work Assessment Pack | Resource for frontline working

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Below we have created a Social Work Assessment Pack. This excellent resource is for frontline practitioners and consists of our top ten most popular downloaded social work guides, assessments tips and resources.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Special Guardianship Order Reports: Tips and Hints” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D273%26title%3DSpecial%2520Guardianship%2520Order%2520Reports%3A%2520Tips%2520and%2520Hints||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Work: How To Write A Good Assessment ” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D180%26title%3DSocial%2520Work%3A%2520How%2520To%2520Write%2520A%2520Good%2520Assessment%2520%7C%2520One%2520Stop%2520Social||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Sibling Attachment Assessment: What You Need To Know” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1638%26title%3DSibling%2520Attachment%2520Assessment%3A%2520What%2520You%2520Need%2520To%2520Know||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Effective Social Work Statutory Visits” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1637%26title%3DEffective%2520Social%2520Work%2520Statutory%2520Visits%3A%2520CIN%2C%2520CP%2520and%2520CLA%2520Tips%2520and%2520Hints||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”A Practical Guide To Completing Your First Form F Assessment” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1636%26title%3DA%2520Practical%2520Guide%2520To%2520Completing%2520Your%2520First%2520Form%2520F%2520Assessment%3A%2520Useful%2520Hints%2520and%2520Tips||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Attending Your First Fostering Panel: A Practical Guide” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1635%26title%3DAttending%2520Your%2520First%2520Fostering%2520Panel%3A%2520A%2520Practical%2520Guide||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Work Basic Court Skills: What you need to know” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1634%26title%3DSocial%2520Work%2520Basic%2520Court%2520Skills%3A%2520What%2520you%2520need%2520to%2520know||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Social Work: Theories to Inform & Intervene & Models of Assessment” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1614%26title%3DSocial%2520Work%3A%2520Theories%2520to%2520Inform%2520%26%2520Intervene%2520%26%2520Models%2520of%2520Assessment||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Assessing Children and Families” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1519%26title%3DAssessing%2520Children%2520and%2520Families%2520%7C%2520An%2520NSPCC%2520factsheet||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_btn title=”Pre-Birth Assessment Tool and Guidance” color=”warning” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fsocial-work-social-care-resources%2Fresources-card%2F%3FdID%3D1371%26title%3DPre-Birth%2520Assessment%2520Tool%2520and%2520Guidance||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]If you have a resource or best practice guidance, please feel free to contact us.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Contact us” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.onestopsocial.co.uk%2Fcontact-us%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]

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