Learning resources for those working with children, young people and families

Find here some useful resources that could be helpful in your practice:

CC Inform

Community Care Inform Children and Community Care Inform Adults provide online resources for social workers and social care professionals.


RiP (Research in Practice)

Research in Practice supports the children's sector to build capacity for evidence-informed practice. Bringing evidence-informed practice to the heart of government consultations, policy initiatives and academic research.

Helping organisations and individuals to access, understand and apply evidence in their work with children, young people and families.



As a professional working with children, young people and families in Surrey you are entitled to access CareKnowledge as part of a Surrey-wide subscription.

This gives you instant access online to a professional body of information to support you in your practice and professional development, as well as keeping you up-to-date with the latest information via bi-weekly emails.

You can request access to CareKnowledge, then join the various community groups.


Trauma Informed Practice

Sarah Henry (Safeguarding & Wellbeing Trainer & Consultant) delivered an inspiring workshop to practitioners from partner agencies as part of the autumn 2019 Surrey Children's Services Academy Partnership Roadshow, on the impact of trauma on children and how practitioners can support them.

We have created a 20-minute video clip highlighting key aspects of the impact of trauma on children, which includes a range of reading materials and resources to support children and young people.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Reporting to the police that you have been a victim of child sexual abuse is a huge decision. Many adult survivors carry the burden of their abuse for years before deciding to speak out, and some never do. Understanding what happens once police are contacted can help a victim of child sexual abuse make a more informed decision, and one which is the right decision for them as an individual.

Operation Hydrant, working with Police Scotland, have developed a short animated film for adult victims and survivors of childhood abuse to provide supportive information to those who may be thinking of reporting to the police and wondering what comes next.

Based on two fictional characters, both of whom are survivors of child abuse, the film takes the viewer on an educational journey from understanding what child abuse is, to providing information on the reporting process, the criminal justice process, and the support available.

Fearless in Surrey - Crimestoppers

Fearless.org is a youth service of the Charity Crimestoppers. It is aimed at 11 to 16 year olds and helps empower young people to make positive, informed decisions about reporting crime. This organisation offers e-learning packages and activities for young people.

Please read both of the linked documents from Emily Drew of Fearless. Emily represents the youth service, supporting Crimestoppers in Surrey to help children in schools, promoting a number of e-learning packages and an update on the ongoing activities undertaken by Fearless, to support children in Surrey.

For information in Surrey contact: emily.drew@crimestoppers-uk.org.

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Contextual Safeguarding Network

'The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking' launched the Contextual Safeguarding Network in September 2016. The Contextual Safeguarding Network brings together practitioners across the United Kingdom to share and generate knowledge on contextual approaches to safeguarding young people from violence and abuse.

The network promotes theory-informed practice and seeks to develop practice-informed research co-created with academics and practitioners. We seek to accelerate the learning from, piloting of, and contextual approaches to safeguarding by disseminating research findings and running in-person and online trainings and events.

Members are encouraged to submit ideas for training or materials so that the Research Team can respond to the identified needs of practitioners. Membership to the Contextual Safeguarding Network is free.

Educate Yourself – "Together, We Can Make Change Happen"

A knowledge hub around racial inequality called 'Educate Yourself', contains information around how to start having important conversations, fighting for an inclusive organisation and eliminating biases.

Safe Hands and Thinking Minds – Dr Karen Treisman

Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Associates draw on a range of interdisciplinary expertise, theoretical perspectives, and evidence bases to promote, solidify, and develop high standards in areas of parenting, trauma, adversity (ACE's), attachment, fostering, adoption, asylum-seeking & refugee young people, and culturally/adversity/trauma-informed and trauma-responsive organisations.

A range of free to access podcasts and resources are available.