Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Safeguarding full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Alzheimer's & Dementia

  • Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

  • Child and Family Social Work

  • Child Welfare

  • Children’s Health Care

  • Clinical Social Work Journal*

  • European Journal of Mental Health

  • Health and Social Work*

  • Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal

  • Journal of Adult Protection

  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse*

  • Journal of Family Violence*

  • Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health

  • Journal of Social Work Education

  • Journal of Social Work Practice**

  • Social Work

  • Social Work Research

  • Paediatrics

  • Palliative & supportive care

  • Patient Education and Counseling


    *    12 month embargo

    **   18 month embargo

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Safeguarding professionals.

Anatomy TV

Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

Clinical Key  

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks and eJournals, as well as videos, drug information and images.


More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and  regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.


Children and Young People


Barnardo’s transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of projects, campaigning and research expertise.

The Family Common Assessment Framework

 Method for assessing children and young people’s needs to support earlier intervention and to improve joint working.

The Charity Commission - Guidelines

The Charity Commission’s guidelines for organisations are set up to assist or care for those who are particularly vulnerable.

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters is a one stop database for the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.

Munro Review of Child Protection Reports

Better frontline services to protect children.


NSPCC is a registered charity established to prevent cruelty to children. They provide a range of services for children & families.

Local Safeguarding Children Boards




Youth Centres

Protecting Vulnerable Adults

Age UK

Age UK provides advice and information for  people in later life through our Age UK Advice line, publications and online.

Alzheimer’s Society


Campaigns for and provides support to people affected by all types of dementia and their relatives and carers.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s aid

For women affected by domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation.

NMC Safeguarding Adults

Nursing and Midwifery Council online Safeguarding hub.

Safeguarding Adults: The Role of Health Services

Documents reminding health services of their duties to safeguard adults.

Social Care Online

The UK's largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care.

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales.

Women’s Aid

A national charity working to end domestic  violence against women and children