069 Social Work Across the Atlantic

069 Social Work Across the Atlantic

Hello again. This programme features a short radio interview I gave on recruitment , retention and the reasons behind vacancy rates/agency staff numbers. Then my guest is Deona Hooper, based in South Carolina and the founder of  Social Work Helper digital...
053 BASPCAN Congress interviews

053 BASPCAN Congress interviews

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. John was 20 years a social work practitioner and joined the University in 2006. He is also National Chair of the...
051 Child Protection

051 Child Protection

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’– carrying a prison term of up to 5 years if they fail to report a child in danger. The...

The person not the party.

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. We should remember those who campaigned for years to achieve this level of commitment to safeguard children and investigate institutional...
049  Young adults & learning disability

049 Young adults & learning disability

This episode has a conversation about a non profit company working with young adults with a learning disability and a bit from me about the comments of Simon Bailey, Chief Constable with a leading role in combatting child sex abuse. He advocates that some...
048 Jane Devine Social Work Scotland

048 Jane Devine Social Work Scotland

What’s the picture of social work in Scotland? After a┬ámonumentous year for the country, how is the profession shaping up in Scotland? Jane Devine is the Business Manager for Social Work Scotland, the successor organisation to the Association of Directors of...