The Social Work Toolkit

What can I find here?

The Social Work Toolkit is made up of a variety of resources to support students through the learning process. Content is kept current via regular updates throughout the year. View our most recent updates here.

The content is divided into five themes, linked to the modules on a typical Social Work course:

  • Communication skills
  • Professionalism in Practice
  • Ethics, Values and Diversity
  • Assessment and intervention
  • Lifecourse Perspectives

Resources within each theme include:

  • Expert opinions: commissioned from academics, social work professionals and service users, these pieces aim to expand knowledge and provide deeper insight into the subject
  • Quick guides: tools, frameworks and summary sheets on a wide range of topics for easy reference
  • Preparation for practice: including student and service user videos, these resources offer invaluable practice tips and professional guidance
  • Case studies: scenarios from a range of perspectives provide thought-provoking discussion points
  • Book chapters: selected chapters from our highly regarded list of published social work textbooks offer more depth on key issues and areas of discussion

The resources are presented in a variety of media, including audio, video and PDF downloads, to appeal to a wide range of learning styles. They are all benchmarked to the Professional Capabilities Framework as well as other National Occupational and Professional Standards.

Learning objectives, reflective questions, links to policy and law and further resource suggestions all help students to critically engage with the subject, and build on their knowledge.