The second of this series features John Devaney, Director of Social Work Education at Queens University , Belfast and his co-presenter John Carpenter, Professor of Social Work  from the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

John Devaney was 20 years a social work practitioner and joined the University in 2006. He is also National Chair of the British Association for the Study of Child Abuse and Neglect.

John Carpenter has been at the University of Bristol since 2005. Previously he was professor at Durham University and is well known for research on community mental health and the evaluation of social work education.

Their Keynote presentation to the Conference was ” Making Social Work Count” focusing on the importance of quantitative research and the need for strong research in to statistical analysis and the value of using numbers to drive the development of policy and practice.

The second interview was with Dr Daryl Dugdale, Teaching Fellow and Programme Director MSc in Social Work at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.

Daryl is a qualified social worker and has been working in the field of children and young people for over twenty six years. Prior to his current role Daryl worked in a range of practice settings concerned with safegauding and child protection. This included residential social work settings with traumatized young boys both in the UK and the USA, adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours and the bail and probation hostel setting. More recently he has worked as a Locality Child Care Social Worker in a Community Childcare Team in Bristol. He has also worked as Training and Development Manager at Swindon Borough Council and as a Senior Training and Development Officer for Bristol Safeguarding Children Board. Daryl`s Professional Doctorate focuses on fathers` experiences of the child protection process.

The podcast was recorded at the Joint Social Work Education Conference at the Royal Holloway site of the University of London. The audio is not as good as I normally would like but we had to make do with the conditions we found —and the content is fascinating !   so I hope for this special series you agree with me.

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