The app consists of a number of interactive sections. A range of content is provided on social work theories and on critically reflective practice. The app will be useful to social work students and practice educators / field instructors. It will also be of use for more experienced practitioners to keep theory on the professional agenda. Some content and interactivity are reliant on subscribing. Where a user subscribes (on a quarterly basis) they can have unlimited access to the full A-Z of the theory library. Users who do not subscribe can access only one theory each week. The envelope activity provides the space for users to enter anonymous information on their working context. Subscribers can request specific theory suggestions to relate to their work.

Content is regularly updated and is designed to appeal to users at various stages of their social work career - for example, information is provided on reflective supervision in social work. Users can pose questions and can directly contact Siobhan Maclean, who has provided training and has written about social work theory and critical reflection for many years.

New in the Envelope Activity – we've replaced the single use In-App Purchase to receive theory suggestions with an unlimited use quarterly subscription. Try it out with a free 7 day trial.

The Envelope Activity Subscription 3-month subscription which automatically renews every 3 months. The current price for this subscription is £4.99 per three months, but this may vary from country to country. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account when you confirm the purchase, after any applicable trial period. The subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Adds support for iPad Pro (11-inch).

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

samsammy1986 ,

Could be great... but what am I paying for?

I’m frustrated that I had to purchase the app that only really works for my need if I buy yet more through the in purchase app! I already have the books etc I just wanted to have it at my finger tips instead. Looks like it could be a great idea but a more up front Initial cost would be better as I feel ripped off.

Social Work Practice Educator ,

Essential for all Social Workers

This is a fantastic app. It’s about time the social work profession modernised it’s practice. I use this as a practice educator and tell all my student social workers to download. Unclear on negative comments the in-app purchase (subscription) clearly stated and for what you get, cheap as chips. Huge advocate!

Trying to sell books ,

No access without further purchases

This app seems very promising. Unfortunately you pay the £3.99 for nothing but a few videos, which if you’re already a professional that its patronising. It’s a shame that this looks as though it’s apl for profit and for any potential students/students although these books/tools are great for “basic info”, it’s best to go to other academics that give a more in depth break down and critical analysis of different theories.

What a real shame!


Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd
9.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2016 Kirwin Maclean
In-App Purchases
  1. Envelope activity theory matching subscription £4.99
  2. Envelope Activity - Suggest Theories £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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