You may be asked to include images or film in your assignments or projects.
It is important to understand that, unless explicitly stated, any image or film you find or can access on the internet should be considered protected under copyright law.
What images can you use?
If you want to use images or film and plan on sharing your work outside of your course, you must be able to demonstrate that they are not protected under copyright law, are accessible through Creative Commons, or owned by you.
For work only submitted as part of your course- NOT shared with outside partied, you can use images / film found on the internet through fair dealing. However, you MUST provide an accurate attribution of the work as well as a reference.
All students are expected to comply with copyright legislation, and could be sued for distributing third-party copyrighted materials. Clear explanation of the requirements of copyright law, and good academic practice, including plagiarism, is covered in our Assignment Toolkit.
You can find out more about copyright at the following
Copyright Guide here you will find lots of information to help and more about the licenses that we hold.
Twitter is a great way to keep up-to-date
with important organisations and notable professionals within your subject area. Consider following the following
people / organisations:
@CPAGUK (Child Poverty Action Group)
@fatherhoodinst (The Fatherhood Institute)
@TSWAssembly (The Social Workers Assembly)
@SWDissertation (Social Work Dissertation Forum)
@BigMadTweeter (The Big Mad Experience)
@UNrightswire (UN Human Rights)
@DCMatters (Dementia Care Matters)
@BPSLearning (BPS Learning Centre)
@VictimSupport (Victime Support)
@UKSocialWorkers (UK Social Workers)
@CRAE_official (Children's Rights Alliance for England)
@PHE_uk (Public Health England)
There are many collections offering images that have the Creative Commons CO0 licence, this licence means that you can use and edit the image freely. Here are a few places to look:
You can also access a wide range of video and radio programmes through Box of Broadcasts
British Association of Social Work
British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapies
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
College of Social Work
Health Care and Professionals Council
International Federation of Social Workers
National Counselling Society
Key organisations and resources
Department of Health
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Social Care Association
Skills for Care
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Social Care Research Ethics Committee
The Survivors Trust
The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care: Development Team
Subject gateways and links to further research
Centre for Policy on Aging
British Library Social Welfare Portal
Information for Practice: News, New Scholarship & More From Around The World
Intute: Social Welfare
Social Care Online (limited full-text access)
Social Policy Think Tanks
Adam Smith Institute
Building & Social Housing Foundation
Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion
Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion
Centre for Economic Policy Research
Centre for Enterprise
Centre for Policy Studies
Centre for Social Justice
Henry Jackson Society
Institute for Public Policy Research
International Longevity Centre- UK
The King's Fund
Migration Watch UK
Policy Studies Institute
Social Affairs Unit
Social Market Foundation
The Wilberforce Society
The information presented within this guide is intended to provide general guidelines and serves as an interpretation of current issues- it is NOT legal advice.
Therefore, whilst Learning Services staff are happy to assist any queries you have, it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they comply with UK copyright law.
All images included in this guide are available from Flickr through Creative Commons licensing CC-BY-2.0