Earlier this year I posted about an impressive new service we had introduced to the College called CCInform. Initially take-up of the new service was low as we had some issues with regards to setting up user accounts for students, but these have now been resolved and you can access CCInform behind the 'Non-Athens' link on Blackboard, without needing to remember any login details.

CCInform is a 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 how 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. To look at a guide which I've put together to help you use the site, click here and then click on 'Download'. I strongly recommend that all students in the School of Childhood and Education take a look at CCInform, as it really does contain plenty of relevant information for almost all of our courses.


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