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: www.evidence.nhs.uk
An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital
eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue www.base-library.nhs.uk. New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.
Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at www.ebookcentral.proquest.com/
(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
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 Research
Palliative & supportive care
Patient Education and Counseling
* 12 month embargo
** 18 month embargo
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Safeguarding professionals.
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 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
Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Age UK provides advice and information for people in later life through our Age UK Advice line, publications and online.
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 is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales.
A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children