060 Dr Simon Lenton – Ch...

Jul 7, 2015 by

We talk of his commitment to child and family friendly health care and the background to this internationally endorsed initiative with its relevance to multi agency work in safeguarding.

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059 Papyrus– Youth Suici...

Jun 25, 2015 by

I talked to Alice Newton , the suicide prevention training co-ordinator for Papyrus, a national charity dedicated to supporting young...

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058 Professor Harry Ferguson o...

Jun 18, 2015 by

This is another podcast from the highly successful BASPCAN Congress held at Edinburgh University. Professor Harry Ferguson on social...

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057 International Federation o...

May 31, 2015 by

Representing over 1 million social workers world wide, IFSW has NGO status at the UN and represents the different ways that the...

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056 Social Work in Scotland an...

May 15, 2015 by

Following the general election I thought it interesting to hear about what’s happening in these two countries.

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055 Self Leadership in Social ...

May 6, 2015 by

Subtitled “Reflections from practice”a new book by Bill McKitterick that offers a fresh and innovative view on leadership for social workers and managers.

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054 Mandatory Reporting Debate

Apr 29, 2015 by

The formal debate on mandatory reporting took place at the BASPCAN Congress in Edinburgh where a packed theatre voted substantially against the proposal initially and , at the end, still voted against but with a much reduced majority.

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053 BASPCAN Congress interview...

Apr 21, 2015 by

John Devaney MBE, Director of Social Work Education at Queens University , Belfast who Chaired the Congress gives his thoughts on the success of the event. Then, to follow, Sue Berelowitz, the Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England, talks about new initiatives and improved chances to hear the voice of the child.

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BASPCAN Congress

Apr 13, 2015 by

BASPCAN  (British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Congress opens with emotional reminder of the...

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052 Child Trafficking & M...

Apr 10, 2015 by

Bharti’s passion to challenge the root causes of child exploitation and abuse underpins her leadership role with ECPAT UK, where she has overseen important changes to law and policy in the area of child protection and trafficking prevention.

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051 Child Protection

Mar 5, 2015 by

It certainly has been child protection week! With the Prime Minister announcing his ideas for professionals in child protection to be charged with ‘wilful neglect’

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The person not the party.

Feb 12, 2015 by

We should look to the person not the party when the dust has settled and the real work on the historic child abuse inquiry starts.

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050 A Story of Historic Abuse

Feb 11, 2015 by

With the announcement of the new Chair of the Historic Abuse Inquiry this is a story that should be referred to that inquiry as I...

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049 Young adults & learni...

Jan 27, 2015 by

This episode has a conversation about a non profit company working with young adults with a learning disability and a bit from me...

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048 Jane Devine Social Work Sc...

Jan 11, 2015 by

She talks of initiatives, political support, policy priorities and hopes for the future in a wide ranging interview.

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Sex offending legislation

Dec 19, 2014 by

A couple of years ago, I made a Freedom of Information request asking how many British men had been prosecuted under this legislation since its inception 17 years ago

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047 BASPCAN Congress

Dec 5, 2014 by

An excellent interview with Julie Taylor who Chairs the Congress Committee for the BASPCAN Congress 2015 at the University of...

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046 Social Work & Media T...

Nov 30, 2014 by

We offer training to employers who, like us, recognise that good news stories told by social workers will improve public perception and help them to do their jobs without stigma.

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045 Tessa Munt MP

Nov 17, 2014 by

A strong supporter of social work and a survivor of abuse, she talks of her commitment to protecting the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

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040 JSWEC Part 6 Social Media

Nov 13, 2014 by

JSWEConference Thoughts of newly qualified workers and social media in social work education

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044 Chair of BASW

Oct 24, 2014 by

An interview with Guy Shennan, the recently elected Chair of the British Association of Social Workers. Then, a short interview I...

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040 JSWEConference Part 5

Oct 14, 2014 by

Three more great interviews from this year’s JSWEConference. Such a rich vein of content. I hope you enjoy them. Today’s...

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043 Ruth Smith Editor Communit...

Sep 30, 2014 by

RUTH SMITH is Editor and Content Director of Community Care, the multi-award winning information service for social workers. She is...

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Victims of Abuse

Sep 19, 2014 by

This is a guest blog by Peter Garsden , leading child abuse lawyer. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced government plans...

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042 Alan Wood President ADCS

Sep 16, 2014 by

An interview with Alan Wood, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. Currently DCS for Hackney and...

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