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

Our three learning platforms, Community Care Inform, Research in Practice and Care Knowledge and will give you access to a wide range of publications, podcasts, webinars, blogs and policy updates to support you in your role.

It will also give you the flexibility to access these resources at any time.

Community Care Inform (for Surrey County Council Social Workers and social care professionals)

Community Care Inform Children provides online resources for Surrey County Council Social Workers and social care professionals to help reduce risk for families and for organisations by ensuring social work professionals can make confident, robust and evidence-based decisions every day and defend those decisions competently in court.

They are trusted, essential resources developed with leading researchers, academics and practitioners that save time, improve quality and support learning.

Resources include clear and practical information that's easy to find and quick to digest. Resources come in a variety of forms to suit different learning styles including; quick guides, podcasts, live webinars, one page info graphics, videos and much more.

The guides are designed to be easy to read and understand. Information is available when you want it and tailored to how you need it. The quick guides, for example, work as well on mobile as they do on a computer making them a perfect resource to check while on the move or before visiting a service user.

The in-depth guides provide the detailed information required by practitioners, for example when undertaking assessments or preparing court reports.

Research in Practice (for Surrey County Council staff and Foster Carers)

Research in Practice offers learning opportunities and resources on relevant topics by bringing together research evidence, practice wisdom and expertise from people's lived experience.

Research in Practice provides a wide range of resources including; The latest news, information, research, analysis and debate, written by and for professionals across the sector, learning activities for professional development such as conferences and workshops and learning resources such as publications, videos, podcasts and case law summaries.

Care Knowledge (for Surrey County Council Social Workers and internal and external social care professionals)

Care Knowledge offers access to a professional body of information to support good practice and professional development, as well as keeping you up to date with the latest information.

It provides a wide range of resources including:

  • Unlimited access to expert, evidence-based information across the whole spectrum of social work practice; from child protection to dementia, mental health and learning disability.
  • Twice-weekly email updates bringing new and recently published information straight to staff inboxes.
  • Real-time updates from Monday to Friday via our members-only Twitter channel.
  • A monthly events email, to keep staff informed about relevant CareKnowledge Live webinars and familiarisation sessions.
  • Toolkits to support them in carrying out their roles efficiently and effectively

Care Knowledge also hosts regular webinars throughout the year, which are open to all. As a subscriber, you will get exclusive access to video and audio replays, as well as additional content, including video question and answer sessions and facilitator instructions for using the resources as part of an in-house training session.

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