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What is 'povertyism'?

Poverty affects children from very different backgrounds and discrimination on the basis of disability, race or immigration status mean that some sections of the population are significantly over represented among poor families. However many families living in poverty also report being discriminated on the basis of being poor, and this being compounded when involved with child welfare services.

Women's Aid education toolkit - Expect respect

Toolkit based on themes which have been found to be effective in combating domestic abuse. It is made up of one easy to use 'core' lesson which teachers or other professionals working with children can use for each year group from reception to year 13.

Fear of the Unknown : addressing fears, myths, attitudes and values around child protection issues

The aim of this workshop is to dispel the fears of people who are relatively new to child protection issues, and those who feel it is a muddy area of legislation and uncomfortable procedures for themselves and the children and young people they work with.

The beauty of this workshop is it can be used for introduction to child protection issues or to update existing knowledge or beliefs. The exercise lasts between 1 to 3 hours and is suitable for groups of 3 to 20.

Workload management : perfect timing

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. The purpose of this exercise is to look at the ways in which students organize their work within the working week. A set of demands and constraints which mirror the student’s work on the placement are used to discover the principles which can be used to manage a workload.

Orientation to the practice learning site : who takes the sugar?

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. The purpose of this activity is to help students to orientate themselves to the placement as quickly as possible in a way that reflects the active way in which they will be learning to practise throughout the placement.

Worldviews : exploring different ones : tinted spectacles

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. The purpose of this activity is to help students get a better understanding of how the way they view the world influences their work; in other words, how beliefs interact with actions.

Meeting skills : topical islands

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. This activity introduces the student to a twelve-point framework for running a meeting; as a participant or as a chairperson, the activity gives the student a basis to judge good practice.

Commissioning for change: commissioning service changes for people with learning disabilities

Workbook intended to help local authority and health partners gather data from across the whole system in order to assist capacity planning and inform local commissioning plans when considering learning disability services.

Comparative social work : Gulliver's travels

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. This resource consists of an opportunity for students to think about social work practice in different countries. They are provided with brief details of an imaginary country and have to consider how to develop social work in that country, drawing on the experience of social work in their own country.

Poverty and social exclusion amongst children and families in the UK: facts and figures

Understanding the various meanings of poverty is a very complicated task, but this learning object is designed to help you see beyond technical definitions and to understand the way poverty changes people's lives and the way they are seen by other people. This learning object will help develop your understanding of the ways poverty and social exclusion impact the lives of children and families in the U.K and describes some of the support services and networks that can help families living in poverty. This learning object is interactive and also contains video.