093 Safeguarding International...

Jun 29, 2020 by

This recognises the need to offer child protection training to all staff at international schools, whatever their role and in their own language. The CEO is Matt Hastings and he is todays guest on the programme.

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092 international social work ...

Jun 22, 2020 by

I talk to Lee Emmett  from Sanctuary International about recruiting staff from overseas and the importance of ethical behaviour in doing so.

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091 Post Covid19 social work.

Jun 15, 2020 by

Professor Ngoh Tiong Tan is Chair of Global Institute for Social Work ( GISW ) International Advisory Board —– President, Connexions International. —– Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences.—– Treasurer, International Association of Schools of Social Work.

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090 Environment & Covid19...

Jun 9, 2020 by

Covid19 has been a nightmare for all populations. Paradoxically, the planet and the environment have benefited.

Just before lockdown, I was invited with a group of poets in Bath to respond to a short but powerful video produced by two remarkable women by writing and reading poems reflecting their lament on environmental destruction.

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089 Captain R M Niven Memories

May 20, 2020 by

  Memories from World War 2 Welcome back to all.  After six years non stop , I took a breather. Now it feels right to restart...

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088 Safeguarding Impact Confer...

Mar 1, 2019 by

14th March 2019  Leeds Town Hall. Safeguarding Impact Conference. Speakers include: Opposition Shadow Minister for Children and...

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085 Global Institute Social Wo...

Oct 25, 2018 by

I’m very pleased to have been invited on to the International Advisory Board that Tiong Chairs and , in this interview, he lays out the vision and the opportunities for the GISW at its five year anniversary.

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084 Chris Walters and various ...

Oct 3, 2018 by

GISW, Glass and non prescription drugs

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071 Professor Tan Ngoh Tiong G...

Nov 20, 2016 by

He is the Chair of the Global Institute of Social Work, was Co-chair of Commonwealth Organization for Social Workers (COSW), Past President of Singapore Association of Social Workers, past Regional President (Asia and Pacific) of International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

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069 Social Work Across the Atl...

Aug 24, 2016 by

Hello again. This programme features a short radio interview I gave on recruitment , retention and the reasons behind vacancy...

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068 Churches Child Protection ...

Jul 25, 2016 by

Justin Humphreys is the Executive Director of Safeguarding of CCPAS. This Charity , formed in 1977, has over 8000 subscribing...

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066 Ruth ALLEN Chief Executive...

Jun 7, 2016 by

Dr Ruth Allen joined the British Association of Social Workers as Chief Executive on 11th April 2016.  She was previously Director of...

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063 Michael Hames. Police pion...

Dec 1, 2015 by

My guest is Michael Hames who I’ve known for 20 years and whom I worked with on several initiatives and investigations starting...

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062 DONALD FINDLATER– Lu...

Oct 14, 2015 by

Lucy Faithfull Foundation believes that child sexual abuse is preventable and that we can have a society where children are free from...

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061 A Magazine for Autumn

Sep 13, 2015 by

Hello again after the Summer! I thought I’d use this chance to reflect on a few of the significant events over the last month...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Residential Childcare: The Exp...

Jul 3, 2014 by

Today’s guest blog is from Dr Tuhinul Islam, a Bangladeshi Social Work Practitioner, child right activists, researcher  and...

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034 President of Russian Union...

Jun 19, 2014 by

Antonina Dashkina, President of Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues, Vice President of INGO Conference, Council of...

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030 Reflecting on important is...

May 22, 2014 by

I highlight the future interviews scheduled for the programme including Dame Tessa Jowell. – Privatising child protection...

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029 The Global Agenda for Soci...

May 15, 2014 by

David Jones talks about the origins of The Global Agenda for Social Work and the work it is completing during our interview. A common...

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Child Abuse Headlines

May 14, 2014 by

Two stories in the news today bring home the good and the bad things that surround our children’s safety. Firstly, the police...

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