Useful links - social care and family support
The largest library in Europe that specialises in deafness and hearing loss. Anyone can use the library and books can be borrowed through the inter-library lending scheme.
The largest association representing social work and social workers in the UK.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be.
The national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
Provides legal advice, information and representation for children and young people.
Dedicated to all areas of the social care profession, Community Care is the leading online medium for those working in social care and it contains all of the articles that have been published both in Community Care magazine and online since 1995.
A specialist body that support quality improvement managers and policy
makers working in early years, play and extended services to improve
outcomes for young children and their families, by providing an
extensive range of peer support, practice development, leadership and
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection.
Steve Broach, a leading barrister in child law, write a regular blog on the law and disabled children.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK.
Provides an extensive free database of social care information, including research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites.
Skills for Care and Development is the Sector Skills Council for social care, children and young people’s workforces in the UK.