076 Bradford VCS Dave Benn

Apr 9, 2017 by

Dave is a Barnardo’s Children’s Service Manager in Bradford and is Young Lives Bradford VCS representative on Bradford Safeguarding Children Board.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Protected: Robin Williams

Aug 13, 2014 by

So Robin Williams has gone. I didn’t  realise how I’d feel until I started remembering the pleasure and the laughs he...

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026 Early Intervention Confere...

Apr 24, 2014 by

In conjunction with British Association of the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) David Niven Associates (DNA)...

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Reflective supervision advice

Mar 26, 2014 by

Supervision   I want to revisit a subject that unashamedly I’ve talked about quite a bit in the past. Good anecdotal...

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The Unexpectedness of a Baby B...

Mar 24, 2014 by

Guest blog by Jane Evans     For too many years myths have existed about how children, especially young ones, are affected...

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Social work vacancy rates

Mar 21, 2014 by

Social work under pressure A massive rise in child protection cases in Coventry is another reflection of the pressure that social...

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Drinking during Pregnancy

Mar 6, 2014 by

Many of us have heard of, or come across, foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the way it effects brain development of a baby. It was...

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Michael Brown blog suspension

Feb 17, 2014 by

I was really surprised and disappointed to see that @mentalhealthcop was suspended by the West Midlands Police over allegations by...

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Models of Disability

Feb 5, 2014 by

Is the Social Model of Disability socially accepted? I don’t think so. For many years now, thinking has mainly leant towards...

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015 Peter Garsden – surv...

Jan 30, 2014 by

Peter Garsden is the senior partner at Abney Garsden solicitors. He is my guest this week. We discuss the changing landscape for...

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Reflection in Social Work

Jan 28, 2014 by

In social work the opportunity to reflect on your practice is often neglected. The supervisory element of the job is, for a number of...

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Early years conference

Jan 2, 2014 by

This is my childhood; there will be no other   Domestic violence, substance misuse and chronic mental health problems are...

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This is my childhood

Dec 20, 2013 by

This is my childhood. There will be no other. I am delighted to announce that ‘This is my childhood’ will be on the 4th...

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Removal at birth – what&...

Dec 2, 2013 by

Media portrayal of social work I’ve given media interviews today on both the radio and Sky News about an Italian woman who had...

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Excluded and invisible in the ...

Nov 29, 2013 by

Who are the excluded and the invisible in our country? Not long ago walking in Bath I came across the excluded and invisible in the...

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