100 Chair of British Associati...

Aug 25, 2020 by

In the 50th year of the British Association of Social Workers ( BASW ) it is fitting that my 100th podcast is with the National Chair, Gerry Nosowska.

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099 Christopher Lamb a life in...

Aug 18, 2020 by

Part 2 of this fascinating interview on the power of diplomacy from when Christopher moved to the IFRC. The range of issues and the depth of need in the world is staggering. The constant demand on a macro and micro level to resolve conflict is well known but this gives an insight to the responsibilities and skills of those working to that end.

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098 Christopher Lamb, a life i...

Aug 14, 2020 by

he served in a variety of embassies, at the Australian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, as the Department’s Legal Adviser and as Ambassador to Myanmar (Burma) from 1986-89 and to Yugoslavia, Romania and Macedonia from 1997-2000.

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096 Jim Gamble Safeguarding Pa...

Jul 31, 2020 by

Jim Gamble is one of the UK’s leading voices on the safeguarding of children. I’ve known Jim for many years and he has always worked passionately to improve the safety of children. He is widely recognised as a global authority on safeguarding children and was the founding chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce; a former national policing lead for child protection and the architect and CEO of the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.

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094 Black Lives Matter. Wayne ...

Jul 13, 2020 by

Black Lives Matter has reached huge audiences over the last month or two but how can it be turned into action? Wayne Reid is a...

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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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081 Robert Goodwill MP

Dec 20, 2017 by

Robert Goodwill MP was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 12 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP...

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075 Interviews and Inquiries-S...

Feb 27, 2017 by

This time I’m looking at a magazine format with two radio interviews and an introduction to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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074 Bradford Interviews Supt D...

Jan 12, 2017 by

Damien Miller is a Superintendent within Bradford District who leads on Safeguarding Partnerships.  Within his portfolio he has...

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073 Bradford interviews Chair ...

Dec 13, 2016 by

Since retiring 5 years ago he has chaired 2 safeguarding adults boards

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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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070 The Bradford LSCB Intervie...

Nov 2, 2016 by

This is the first in a series of podcasts looking at the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board which I have the privilage to Chair....

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Action For Myalgic Encephalomy...

Oct 27, 2016 by

Sonya Chowdhury took over as Chief Executive of Action for M.E., the UK’s leading charity for people affected by Myalgic...

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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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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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065 Dept for Education Review ...

Jan 29, 2016 by

Alan Wood has been asked by the Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan MP and the Minister, Edward Timpson MP to lead a fundamental review...

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064 Review of Safeguarding Chi...

Jan 20, 2016 by

The Government announced just before Christmas a review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards

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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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Guest Blog from Maggie Mellon ...

Aug 27, 2015 by

Guest blog from Maggie Mellon, Vice Chair of The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Stand up for social work by joining...

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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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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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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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