We have just arranged for students to have access to an online resource called CCInform for an initial six month period - as the service is a relatively new one, we will be the first educational institution in the UK to have full access to this website!
CCInform is a new service from the people behind Community Care magazine, and contains detailed information on a range of social issues; this information is targeted at professionals who work with children, young people and families. Much of the content you will find on CCInform has been created especially for the site, while it also contains links to relevant legislation and supporting materials, and articles from Community Care itself.
What really impresses me about the site is well the information has been organised - you don't need to be a searching genius to find the material that you need. The service also promises that a lot more additional content will be added in the coming months.
We are currently in the process of setting up accounts for students so that they can access the site. You will need to check your College email accounts regularly over the next couple of weeks to receive your login details; students on the FdA Family Support Workers course and selected FdA EY students should have these already, others will follow shortly. Also look out for user guides to the service which will be available in the next week or so. If you have any questions about the service or any difficulties in using it, please contact me at D.Renfree@ucb.ac.uk
As it's a Friday, perhaps you can spare a couple of minutes on something that's not work-related. You may have heard the sad news this week that the upcoming series of Grange Hill is to be the final one, after 30 years on air. If like me, you spent a large amount of time during your formative years watching the programme, then this excellent fan site should bring back a few memories. Or you could break your usual study habits and read the Grange Hill entry on Wikipedia.