Community Care Inform is full of resources that support social work students with their learning across the curriculum. This page highlights material that will help you:
- develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and seminars;
- write essays, case studies and research projects, and prepare presentations;
- feel ready for practice in different settings – on placements and beyond.
The guides and tools on this page are just a selection of what’s on the site and many will link you to further resources. If you’re looking for something specific to help with your course that isn’t listed here, use the search box above or let us know.
Note: This page will link you to resources on both Community Care Inform Adults and Community Care Inform Children. If you are accessing CC Inform from your university or college’s single sign-on service, this should enable you to access everything. If you have any problems, please contact your librarian or our helpdesk (email or call 0203 915 9444).
You might also be interested in our practice education knowledge and practice hub and map of Community Care Inform to the knowledge and skills statement (KSS) for social workers in adult services.
Human development and health
Understanding the law, statutory frameworks and other agencies
Understanding concerns and the role of different teams
Work with children and families
Values and ethics
Preparing for placements and practice
Coming soon! Videos: working with a practice educator
Service user perspectives
Research and evidence-based practice
Messages from research
Community Care Inform’s expert authors produce digests of research on social work topics so you can understand key messages and recent developments in research. All articles are clearly referenced with links to the research sources. Below is a selection of the most read research reviews; search the site for other topics.
- Child neglect
- Adults who use alcohol and other drugs
- How parental substance misuse affects children
- Working with fathers
- Domestic abuse
- The impact of child sexual abuse:
- Spirituality and older people
- Adults who self-neglect
- Older carers
- Community-based prevention
- Dignity in later life
- Learning disability and health inequality
- Depression in older adults