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Working with children, families, and communities’ resources


Faculty: Health, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Allied Health and Social Care
Course: Working with Children Families and Communities BA (Hons)
Category: Social sciences and social care

22 December 2022

Nay's blog post about working with children, families, and communities’ resources.

One really helpful resource that I have found for studying Working with children, families and communities is the NPSCC website. They provide a lot of insight on keeping children safe and safeguarding which is extremely helpful to reference and understand when writing assignments. We also have the opportunity to complete a safeguarding award through the NSPCC while on the degree fully funded by the university, which is a great opportunity!

There are so many different textbooks which we are shown when starting on the course that provide insight into different theories that we need to know and reference. We are able to buy textbooks for ourselves, some can be found online or we can also borrow them from the Universities library. Some of the textbooks that I have found to be useful so far are:

  • ‘Poverty’ by Ruth Lister
  • ‘Social work and poverty’ by Lester Parrott
  • ‘Social work’ by Jan Fook

Sometimes, documentaries are suggested to us to watch that correlate with a topic we are studying in which can allow us further insight into that specific topic. One of the documentaries we have been recommended is called ‘The Walk In’ on ITV.

As well as this, any PowerPoint’s that have been covered in our lectures, we can access through our Canvas site at any time meaning the work is always available for us to go over again or to catch up on any notes or lectures if you miss any. (You will learn more about canvas when starting at ARU.)



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