Improve the quality of social care decisions with Community Care Inform

How can we help an organisation like yours?

Reduce risk

We help ensure all social care and social work decisions are consistent, evidence based, analytical and defensible.

Save time and money

Practical information that is quick to read and easy to apply in real situations means better decisions are made earlier.

Improve quality and consistency

Trusted and quality assured tools that provide guidance, promote reflective practice and cover all the key areas of practice as well as complex and niche topics.

How we can help you

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Social care directors

Improve the consistency of high quality decision making among your social work teams by ensuring it is easy and simple for them to find expert guidance, key legislation, lessons from case law, best practice and latest research when and where they need it.

Community Care Inform Children is designed to help frontline practitioners make confident decisions that will improve outcomes as well as stand up to the scrutiny of a court or an Ofsted inspection.

Social care managers

Our content is designed to be a ‘manager on the computer’ and those social workers who use Community Care Inform regularly are more autonomous, confident and feel more supported when taking difficult decisions.

Community Care Inform provides practitioners with practice guidance from experts in the field, tools and theories demonstrated in practice to improve skills and comprehensive legal guidance tailored to social work practice.

All this is available 24 hours a day no matter where they are or what they are doing. This frees up manager time and helps to improve outcomes.

Team managers also have access to dedicated tools designed to help both group and individual supervision and facilitate team training sessions.

Social care practitioners

Community Care Inform Children provides you with a wealth of practice guidance, tools, learning, research and legal information in both bite-sized and in-depth formats.

Whether you are struggling with a difficult and complex case, evidencing your decisions in court, looking for a reminder or developing your practice, our resources are designed to be quick and easy to understand and apply to practice.

Our key features

Knowledge and practice hubs

All our key resources on a topic brought together on a single page for ease of use.

Learning tools

Individual and group learning tools designed by leading experts and a CPD log for all team members.

Practice guidance

In-depth guides on a huge range and variety of topics as well as at-a-glance summaries and top tips.


Summaries of the most significant cases with key points for practice plus comprehensive and accessible legislative guidance.

Time-saving tools

A CPD log, citation tool and ‘save it’ button to keep important information easily at hand.


The latest and most relevant social care research summarised, with key practice points highlighted.

Don’t just take our word for it

Feedback from Community Care Inform users is overwhelmingly positive.

Statistics: Inform annual customer survey, 2016


Read what some of our regular users think about Community Care Inform.

We took a whole system approach to turning around children’s services in Cornwall, which included raising the status and expertise of frontline practitioners. Licensing social workers and other social care practitioners to access Community Care Inform made a significant contribution to that goal.
Jack Cordery, head of service, children's social care, Cornwall
It has allowed me to be more confident in my decision making, more robust in holding other professionals to account and more useful and supportive to my team.
Caelan Chambers, looked-after children team manager
It is one of the essential ‘tools’ in my ‘toolbox’ and I could not imagine being without it.
Linda Ballantyne, senior practitioner, access and assessment service

We’ve got it covered

Key practice guidance and research on the most essential social work topics has been brought together on our knowledge and practice hub pages. Browse a selection using the links below.

Latest articles

Some of the recent guidance and tools published on Community Care Inform Children