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The Social World Podcast

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083 Jim Hopkinson. Safeguarding Bradford.

Jun 21, 2018 31:56

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the challenges of safeguarding children and young people.

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082 Ann Marie Christian- Education Safeguarding

Mar 1, 2018 43:55

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Ann Marie Christian

Safeguarding in education has always been a high priority as young peoplle sometimes spend more waking hours at school than at home. School staff of all disciplines, are part of the ‘front line’ when it comes to safeguarding. Ann Marie is an Independent social worker. She qualified in 1996 as a social worker and worked […]

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081 Robert Goodwill MP

Dec 20, 2017 27:09

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Robert Goodwill MP

Robert Goodwill MP was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 12 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby in 2005. He is Minister of State for Children and Families. His responsibilities include: child protection (including protection from child sexual exploitation and safeguarding), local authority children’s social care […]

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080 Obituary.Those we have lost.

Nov 26, 2017 39:00

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social world podcast

  Dr David Colvin and Bill McKitterick both have been lost to us this year.  David was my friend and mentor. He helped me through many difficult situations with a deep rooted wisdom and a compassionate outlook on life. He was a major figure throughout the Scottish social and care system and was appointed chief social […]

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079 Safeguarding Boards. Prof Nick Frost

Oct 27, 2017 30:02

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We talk of the future of Safeguarding Boards and what the new guidelines could mean following the Wood Review. These new arrangements will affect so many people and, now there is a defined consultation process,it’s important to consider the implications.. Nick Frost is Professor of Social Work (childhood, children and families), at the School of […]

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078 Media training & Beverley Williams

Aug 8, 2017 33:17

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This programme is about the image of social work and social care. It describes an exiting new initiative in media training and has an interview with the founder of the Social Worker of the Year Awards. Beverly Williams MBE Beverley had worked in the social housing sector for 23 years when, the age of forty, […]

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077 Christina Gabbitas safeguarding author

Jun 6, 2017 26:35

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Christina Gabbitas

  An interview with Christina Gabbitas about her book for 5 to 8 year olds on keeping themselves safe and how she is committed to safeguarding children.. Christina is a children’s award winning author, poet and voiceover artist. Christina’s first publications, The Felicity Fly series of books teach childreabout the world around them with fun. Christina […]

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076 Bradford VCS Dave Benn

Apr 9, 2017 36:22

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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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075 Interviews and Inquiries-Social Care & Sexual Abuse

Feb 27, 2017 32:45

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social world podcast

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 Damien Miller

Jan 13, 2017 25:15

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Damien Miller is a Superintendent within Bradford District who leads on Safeguarding Partnerships.  Within his portfolio he has responsibility for the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Child & Adult Safeguarding, Domestic Violence, Safer Schools, Missing People, Mental Health and Families First.  He started in this role in September 2016, but is no stranger to Bradford, […]

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073 Bradford interviews Chair of Adult Safeguarding

Dec 13, 2016 21:34

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

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072 Bradford interviews CDOP Shirley Briarly

Nov 26, 2016 21:30

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This is the second podcast from the Bradford series. Shirley is a Consultant in Public Health for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Chairs the Child Death Overview Panel for the Safeguarding Board. She was a hospital doctor and GP across West Yorkshire for 10 years & also worked in Mozambique for 3 […]

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071 Professor Tan Ngoh Tiong Global Inst of Social Work

Nov 20, 2016 29:42

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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 Interviews 01

Nov 3, 2016 28:46

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This is the first in a series of podcasts looking at the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board which I have the privilage to Chair. Initially, in five interviews with key members of the Board, you will get to experience a flavour of the work of the Board and the people who serve on it. The first […]

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069 Social Work Across the Atlantic

Aug 25, 2016 37:41

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Deona Hooper

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 newsletter/magazine.. She describes it as a “woman owned mission driven progress website providing news, […]

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068 Churches Child Protection Advisory Service

Jul 25, 2016 30:59

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Justin Humphreys is the Executive Director of Safeguarding of CCPAS. This Charity , formed in 1977, has over 8000 subscribing organisations, churches and other bodies that look to it for training, consultancy , DBS checking and general support. It operates all through the UK and has strong links abroad. Justin talks of the challenges facing […]

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067 James Rook CEO Sanctuary

Jul 13, 2016 30:50

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After 20 years of developing and resourcing work within adult and children's social care, James has built up a unique understanding of the sector. Agency staff and interim appointments are part of the fabric of the social care landscape.

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066 Ruth ALLEN Chief Executive BASW

Jun 7, 2016 39:53

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Dr Ruth Allen joined the British Association of Social Workers as Chief Executive on 11th April 2016.  She was previously Director of Social Work at South West London & St Georges’ Mental Health Trust and Chair of the Mental Health Faculty at the College of Social Work.  Previous to that she was a head of […]

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065 Dept for Education Review of LSCBs Alan Wood

Jan 29, 2016 39:03

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Alan Wood has been asked by the Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan MP and the Minister, Edward Timpson MP to lead a fundamental review of the role and functions of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LCSBs). This will include the child death review process and consideration of how the intended centralisation of serious case reviews (SCRs) […]

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064 Review of Safeguarding Children Boards

Jan 20, 2016 28:51

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David Jones, IFSW

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

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063 Michael Hames. Police pioneer against child abuse

Dec 2, 2015 33:34

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My guest is Michael Hames who I’ve known for 20 years and whom I worked with on several initiatives and investigations starting when he was at Scotland Yard. He was born in Colchester, Essex and after education at the Colchester Royal Grammar School, joined the Metropolitan Police in 1962.  He served for 32 years  and […]

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062 DONALD FINDLATER– Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Oct 14, 2015 39:59

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Donald-Findlater

Lucy Faithfull Foundation believes that child sexual abuse is preventable and that we can have a society where children are free from sexual abuse and exploitation.  Their purpose is to safeguard children and young people from sexual abuse by preventing it and responding to it.  Their stated mission is to prevent abuse from happening by […]

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061 A Magazine for Autumn

Sep 14, 2015 25:08

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social work podcast guests

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 before we get back into the regular pattern of Podcasts. The worldwide refugee crisis—-More thoughts on abuse by priests—A Freedom of Information request by the BBC about the increase in numbers […]

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060 Dr Simon Lenton – Child Friendly Health Care

Jul 7, 2015 29:49

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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 Suicide Prevention Charity

Jun 26, 2015 32:21

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Alice Newton Papyrus

I talked to Alice Newton , the suicide prevention training co-ordinator for Papyrus, a national charity dedicated to supporting young people contemplating suicide and raising awareness about the level of need. They provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person, help others to prevent young suicide by working […]

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058 Professor Harry Ferguson on social work practice.

Jun 18, 2015 30:39

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This is another podcast from the highly successful BASPCAN Congress held at Edinburgh University. Professor Harry Ferguson on social work practice in families , how social workers engage with children and what the landscape of the profession is like today. Harry joined the university of Nottingham in November 2008 as Professor of Social Work. Prior to that he held […]

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057 International Federation of Social Workers. President Ruth Stark

May 31, 2015 38:16

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Representing over 1 million social workers world wide, IFSW has NGO status at the UN and represents the different ways that the profession serves communities over all continents. Ruth Stark is the current President and talks to me in a wide ranging interview, touching on subjects that unite the family of social work as well as […]

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056 Social Work in Scotland and N Ireland

May 15, 2015 44:59

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social work podcast guests

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 Work

May 6, 2015 34:52

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social work podcast guests

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 67:40

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social world podcast

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 interviews

Apr 21, 2015 30:11

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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 & Modern Slavery

Apr 10, 2015 35:03

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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 6, 2015 23:38

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social work podcast guests

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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050 A Story of Historic Abuse

Feb 11, 2015 33:58

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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 think it typical of the unfinished business that this country is awash with and the hundreds, if not thousands, of survivors out there still living with the legacy of what […]

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049 Young adults & learning disability

Jan 27, 2015 28:50

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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 “non-contact” paedophiles who just download child porn should be referred to […]

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048 Jane Devine Social Work Scotland

Jan 12, 2015 31:10

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She talks of initiatives, political support, policy priorities and hopes for the future in a wide ranging interview.

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047 BASPCAN Congress

Dec 6, 2014 30:18

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social work podcast guests

An excellent interview with Julie Taylor who Chairs the Congress Committee for the BASPCAN Congress 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. BASPC AN stands for the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. You can find it at www.baspcan.org.uk . Its Facebook address is its full name and the Twitter handle […]

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046 Social Work & Media Training

Dec 1, 2014 23:04

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social work podcast guests

We offer training to employers who, like us, recognise that good news stories told by social workers will improve public perception and help them to do their jobs without stigma.

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045 Tessa Munt MP

Nov 18, 2014 35:02

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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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040 JSWEC Part 6 Social Media

Nov 13, 2014 58:56

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JSWEC

JSWEConference Thoughts of newly qualified workers and social media in social work education

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044 Chair of BASW

Oct 24, 2014 29:15

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An interview with Guy Shennan, the recently elected Chair of the British Association of Social Workers. Then, a short interview I gave on the situation in Birmingham concerning stress in social work and its impact on morale and service delivery. Guy Shennan qualified as a social worker in 1989, having trained at the University of […]

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040 JSWEConference Part 5

Oct 14, 2014 45:06

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JSWEC

Three more great interviews from this year’s JSWEConference. Such a rich vein of content. I hope you enjoy them. Today’s interviews  include Juliet Koprowska , Senior Lecturer in Social Work at York University talking about exploring the use of self, revealed through examination of real social work encounters. Sam Baeza, from the University of Chichester whose […]

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043 Ruth Smith Editor Community Care

Sep 30, 2014 33:35

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RUTH SMITH is Editor and Content Director of Community Care, the multi-award winning information service for social workers. She is responsible for all content and digital products across Community Care, from the news website communitycare.co.uk to the paid for information service Community Care Inform Children and Inform Adults. Her expertise includes how to make information […]

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042 Alan Wood President ADCS

Sep 17, 2014 29:05

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social work podcast guests

An interview with Alan Wood, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services. Currently DCS for Hackney and previously Chief Executive of the Learning Trust credited for taking education in Hackney from the worst in the country to a position of excellence in 10 years. He also caused a storm with quoted comments in […]

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040 JSWE Conference Part 4

Sep 5, 2014 45:23

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JSWEC

Three more interviews from the Joint Social Work Education Conference. Firstly Clare Parkinson,Lucille Allain and Helen Hingley-Jones exploring contemporary uses of baby and young child observation. Secondly, David McKendrick talking of a mixed method evaluation of Twitter chat designed to encourage connectivity and professional identity in new social work students. Finally, John Dow, a service […]

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040 JSWEC Conf Part 3

Aug 29, 2014 46:20

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JSWEC

Three more excellent interviews from the Joint Social Work Education Conference at Royal Holloway, University of London. Firstly, Tim Kelly , Dean of Social Work and Community Education who Chaired the whole event, talks of his vision of social work. Then Amanda Taylor discusses the value she has found in social work book groups and […]

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041 Influential abusers and Neglect.

Aug 23, 2014 16:45

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social work podcast guests

This episode has two interviews I gave on topical child care subjects.  The first talks about the influence of Peter Righton , a convicted abuser who was influential in changing systems of care for looked after children in the 1980s and 1990s. There still could be much to discover about not only his behaviour but […]

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040 JSWEC Conf. Part 2

Aug 19, 2014 40:05

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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 […]

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040 JSWEC Conf. Part 1

Aug 8, 2014 52:31

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JSWEC

The 16th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference and 8th UK Social Work Research Conference Royal Holloway, University of London 23--25 July 2014.

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039 Parent Abuse Mirror or Mirage

Aug 2, 2014 21:14

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Jane Evans

Jane Evans, trauma parenting specialist, discusses the important issue of child to parent abuse ahead of Mirror or Mirage?: Is Adolescent to Parent Abuse a mirror image of Domestic Abuse, or is this simply a mirage? Are there cross-overs or contrasts between Parent Abuse and Domestic Abuse? An exciting conference being held in Bristol on 25th […]

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038 Academic Analysis of Social Work in the Media

Jul 18, 2014 33:21

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Kieran File media solutions

Kieran is a media linguist and communication consultant. His PhD research explored the language of media interviews and he is now working with David Niven Associates to help analyse the negative portrayal of social work in British media. In this interview Kieran provides an academic perspective of the way social work is presented in the media. […]

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037 Professional Officer in England: British Association of Social Workers

Jul 11, 2014 41:00

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Nushra Mansuri

Professional Officer for the British Association of Social Workers, Nushra, gives an excellent interview/discussion. We talk about social work reforms, the representation of social work and the troubles which Nushra and others in the profession face – and she offers support and advice. Initially she explains information shared at a social work summit, this was centered around […]

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036 Working with Children in Care

Jul 4, 2014 38:33

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David Akinsanya and Jenni Randall

Practical discussion with Jenni Randall and David Akinsanya, providing advice for front line staff and students. Jenni was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her social work services. She is an independent social worker and therapist working primarily with children and young people who are or have been in public care.  David is a successful campaigner for […]

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035 Social Work in the Media – TV and Radio Interviews

Jun 27, 2014 29:18

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social work podcast guests

TV and Radio interviews reflecting child protection cases. I often get approached to give these in response to negative stories as the former Chair of BASW; I feel they should be shared within the social work community to discuss the cases in a balanced view rather than the very negative approach that the media takes towards […]

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034 President of Russian Union of Social Workers

Jun 19, 2014 35:37

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Antonina Russian Social Work

Antonina Dashkina, President of Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues, Vice President of INGO Conference, Council of Europe. We explore social work in Russia and the differences between Russia and the UK – most notably Russians view social work with a glass half full attitude rather than the negative attitude the UK appears […]

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033 BASW UK Conference and AGM

Jun 12, 2014 24:54

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social work podcast guests

I attended the BASW UK conference and AGM and spoke at a workshop entitled ’embracing a media we love to hate’. It was an excellent day with up to 300 delegates helping to create a lively atmosphere and so I thought it a good idea to reflect on the content of the day. The full lineup of speakers can be found here and […]

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032 The work of the NSPCC

Jun 5, 2014 33:20

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John Brown NSPCC

This Podcast features Jon Brown as my guest. We talk of developments in child protection, the work of the NSPCC  and the future strategy and digital importance in safeguarding children. Since April 2010 he has been in post as Head of Strategy and Development with the NSPCC helping to take forward the new organisational strategy in relation to sexual abuse. Jon […]

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031 Freelance Parenting

May 29, 2014 35:38

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Faye Dicker

Freelance broadcaster Faye Dicker founded Freelance Mum. Freelance Mum began life in June 2013 when Faye recognised the need to connect like minded women. A freelancer for years, yet mum for much less –  she realised she had a foot in both camps & neither in one. No longer on the baby circuit or in a fixed […]

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030 Reflecting on important issues from last 30 episodes

May 22, 2014 27:30

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social world podcast

I highlight the future interviews scheduled for the programme including Dame Tessa Jowell. – Privatising child protection services –  I reflect on the Children’s Minister Edward Timpson’s latest comments on the current issue about the misrepresentation in the media of government plans. – Community Care have publicised the revised and relaunched standards for social work employers […]

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029 The Global Agenda for Social Work

May 15, 2014 36:20

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David Jones, IFSW

David Jones talks about the origins of The Global Agenda for Social Work and the work it is completing during our interview. A common theme throughout our discussion is promoting the voices of front line staff and how we can spread good news stories. By doing so we can provide a greater understanding of social […]

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028 Child Protection Expert Jim Gamble Interview

May 8, 2014 39:43

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Jim Gamble INEQE

Jim – “I have never ever met anybody in the safeguarding community who didn’t care about the people they were going in to protect” Jim Gamble brings over thirty years experience from the world of protective services and a strong reputation for successful delivery in counter terrorism, organized and hi-tech crime prevention and child protection. […]

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027 Media Representation & Research in Practice

May 1, 2014 38:42

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Dez Holmes, Research in Practice

I’ve included an interview from The Media Show on the BBC for you. We discuss adoption and surrounding topics as well as, in my view, the hugely important subject of media representation of social care. We need to stop confusing confidentiality with secrecy and promote the outstanding work that social care staff achieve. I had […]

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026 Early Intervention Conference

Apr 24, 2014 68:09

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David Niven

In conjunction with British Association of the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) David Niven Associates (DNA) hosted This is my childhood; there will be no other. The conference tackled early intervention of the ‘toxic trio’ of domestic violence, substance misuse and mental health issues and how they impact children and families […]

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025 Privatising Child Protection

Apr 10, 2014 33:58

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social world podcast

Initially I debate the current topic in the UK – should social services, especially child protection, be moved to the private sector? Julian Le Grand has created a storm by saying that services are inadequate and this would be drastically improved by privatisation. Having specialised in child protection throughout my career I give my honest opinions […]

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024 Play & Early Years; World Autism Day

Apr 3, 2014 38:34

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Sandra Meadows PEYTU

The guest this week is Sandra Trotman Meadows – the Chief Executive Officer of PEYTU, a Bristol based charity providing training and consultancy to the Children & Young People’s workforce. The interview focusses on early years and the influences of the voluntary and charity sector and the importance of early years professionals – and possibly naming […]

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023 Safeguarding Disabled Children

Mar 27, 2014 37:34

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Sarah Goff

The Development Manager for Disabled Children’s Services at the Ann Craft Trust (ACT) Sarah Goff and I discuss the role of ACT in safeguarding disabled children and vulnerable adults, and specifically Sarah’s position in the organisation. We discuss the higher vulnerability of disabled children to abuse and the preventative measures which can be taken. She […]

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022 Compass Jobs Fair for Social Work

Mar 20, 2014 24:50

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Compass Jobs Fair

Excellent day at Compass Jobs Fair which exists to help support and develop the social work and social care workforce. I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of fascinating people with inspiring stories, I have included their interviews to share with you:   1 – Russell Smith the Director of CarePair which provides a service to match carers […]

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021 Care Leaver David Akinsanya’s Journey

Mar 13, 2014 36:17

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David Akinsanya

David Akinsanya is a successful campaigner for Looked After children. The reason for his work is due to his complex and troubled story. David was brought up in care and consequently experienced many troubling events. My interview with David discusses these events and how they have influenced David’s following career and life story. David transpires a […]

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020 Parenting news stories; Daniel Pelka reflection

Mar 8, 2014 36:29

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Faye Dicker

Faye Dicker of Freelance Bristol Mum and I discuss some of the headlines that have made the papers this week. Included are the risks and effects of older fathers, pushy parenting, drinking alcohol during pregnancy and obesity on the lives of children. These topics raise a lot of debate and differences of opinion, do you agree […]

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019 Chief Social Worker for adults; Martin Narey report

Feb 27, 2014 35:34

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Lyn Romeo

Interview with Chief Social Worker for adults, Lyn Romeo. She discusses her role and how the work of adult social workers supports vulnerable adults to live their lives in the way they want to with great success. However she feels this good work has been lost in the public eye and hopes in the future […]

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018 Childhood trauma; child abuser Ian Watkins

Feb 20, 2014 32:38

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Jane Evans

An interview with an old friend of the programme Jane Evans who is speaking at ‘This is my childhood’ conference. We discuss trauma in childhood, parenting styles, domestic violence, mental health and substance misuse. These areas are all vitally important and Jane speaks from the front line about some of the issues she is dealing […]

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017 Celebrity Abuse and Children Accessing Social Media

Feb 13, 2014 23:22

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social world podcast

BBC Radio interview where, as an independent child protection expert, I am asked to discuss my opinions following the acquittal of celebrities in abuse cases. Secondly, I look at social media with regards to the role and responsibilities of Professional Social Work and the inherent issues that arise with regards to safeguarding children. Using the results of […]

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016 The Crime of Stalking

Feb 6, 2014 20:33

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social world podcast

Stalking in the UK Deona Hooper informs me of Social Work Helper and its role in aiding social workers to be represented more fairly in the media. I discuss stalking, it’s impact and training for police, social workers, medics and teachers as well as the voluntary sector. Stalking became a criminal offence in England and Wales on […]

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015 Peter Garsden – survivors’ champion

Jan 30, 2014 41:12

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Peter Garsden

Peter Garsden is the senior partner at Abney Garsden solicitors. He is my guest this week. We discuss the changing landscape for survivors since he set up the Child Abuse Department in 1994 which he is head of and is now the largest dedicated Abuse compensation department in the country. Their U.K. helpline is 0845 604 7075, visit […]

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014 Annie Hudson Chief Executive of The College of Social Work

Jan 23, 2014 34:51

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This week an interview with Annie Hudson, Chief Executive of the College of Social work. Previously Director of Social Services for Bristol, she discusses the role of the College, the challenges ahead for the profession, the image of social work and the impact of social media. Then an interview I gave to the BBC about […]

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013 Bridget Robb BASW Chief Executive

Jan 16, 2014 28:33

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Bridget Robb

An excellent interview with Bridget Robb – Chief Executive at the British Association of Social Workers. We discuss the state of social work in the UK and globally, the political and environmental factors of social work and the role of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW). As a Former Chair of BASW I value it […]

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012 Maasia Mara tour guide interview

Jan 9, 2014 24:24

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social world podcast

This weeks podcast focuses on communities, their importance and their erosion over the years and the knock on damage to society in general. I look at this nationally through the work of Shelter, new towns, homelessness and the changes high-rise buildings have made to communities. Internationally I look at changes caused by man and by […]

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011 John Devaney Interview

Jan 1, 2014 28:03

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social world podcast

John Devaney Director of Education, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Queens University Belfast  and Chair of British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) discusses child protection and early childhood development.  BASPSCAN  and D.Niven Associates are jointly hosting a conference on Early Childhood Development in Bristol on 4th April […]

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010 Social Media – Guest Shirley Ayres

Dec 19, 2013 23:31

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Shirley Ayres

Shirley Ayres is my guest this week, she is a well established social media consultant, social worker, innovator and in her own words a care maverick and a ‘super connector’. A social media enthusiast with a large following across digital media platforms including a video podcast.  She reflects on her work and networking in the […]

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009 UK New Sexual Abuse Guidelines

Dec 13, 2013 22:36

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social world podcast

A fascinating interview with a young film maker who talks of her time in the Pacific rim. Her interviews  and also some short documentary films she made. Also something that will make a real difference to sexual abuse – new sentencing guidelines for sex offenders. So two main themes today, both different but both fascinating […]

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008 Radio interviews & reflections on routes into social work

Dec 6, 2013 28:30

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social world podcast

Being Interviewed on Radio Today’s Social World Podcast  includes two radio clips from interviews I gave during the week gone by. Celebrity abusers and then— Reflections on a tragic case. For the second part of the podcast, I talk about routes into social work and thoughts on the current newly qualified workers. Tell friends and […]

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007 Parenting inc. interview with Jane Evans

Nov 29, 2013 27:47

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Jane Evans

Parenting – the ups and downs. Interview with Jane Evans An interview with Jane Evans, a parenting expert who has a book out in February called How are you feeling today Baby Bear? Which examines the impact of domestic violence on 2-6 year olds and age appropriate strategies to discuss it. I then talk about and reflect […]

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006 Jonathan Singer on youth suicide

Nov 21, 2013 30:05

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Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer on youth suicide; Thoughts on Sri Lanka I am delighted to have interviewed Jonathan Singer, a podcaster and  assistant professor of Social Work at Temple University, Philadelphia,  about his research on youth suicide in America. I hope to maintain close links with Jonathan as the weeks go by. I also reflect on the troubled […]

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005 Faith based child abuse, Bullying & Media Training

Nov 15, 2013 29:15

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social world podcast

Faith based child abuse, Bullying  & Media Training I share thoughts on child abuse in relation to faith and belief. I also cover cyber bullying as next week is anti-bullying week.  Finally I reflect on a busy week giving media interviews to both radio and television. David Niven Associates is able to offer individuals and […]

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004 Parenting; Reporting abuse; Homeless children

Nov 5, 2013 25:17

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social world podcast

The Social World Podcast After a good look at some of the inside pages in the media I discuss: A new book by a Swedish psychiatrist criticising liberal parenting and challenging a long held belief in Swedish society concerning the ways that children are disciplined (or not as the case may be). The comments by […]

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003 Missing children; e-learning; short stories

Nov 1, 2013 25:15

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social world podcast

The Social World Podcast In this weeks podcast I provide information and sites, ideas and thoughts about how to get help and information regarding missing children. Then an interview with Dr Neil Thompson talking of new e-learning initiatives which my company David Niven Associates has agreed to promote in association with Neil. Today’s podcast finally finishes […]

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002 Legislation;Social Worker of the year;Future issues

Oct 16, 2013 33:20

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To subscribe to the Social World Podcast for my thoughts on the social world click here – also leave reviews and comments. Welcome to the social world podcast second edition. Today I am going to cover 3 main topics. Firstly a look at new legislation being proposed to further control sex offenders. Secondly an interview with […]

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001 Introductory Episode

Oct 9, 2013 30:25

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social world podcast

Episode 001 Welcome to the the first episode of the Social World Podcast . This will become a weekly event and I hope you can join us, contribute and enjoy. To subscribe to the Social World Podcast for my thoughts on the social world click here – also leave reviews and comments.         by

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