In this podcast we consider how we can use targets positively and take different approaches to learning from good practice. And how we can avoid a focus on compliance and blaming.
How do we know what difference we make? This podcast considers the ethics and practice of social work evaluation.
In this podcast we continue to explore the conflicts at the heart of the social work role. How can we ethically use and share our power?
This podcast explores the impact of scrutiny on social work. We discuss how social workers can influence public understanding, including through social media.
In this podcast we start to look at the conflicts at the heart of the social work role. How do we respond to influences – our own and society’s – that push us into controlling rather than helping? How do we use our power well?
In this podcast we discuss the role social work has in responding to diversity and overcoming exclusion. How do we help people to be visible and to be heard?
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This podcast gives a brief introduction to social work in England in Russian.
Social work is born out of social justice. In this podcast we look at what this means for social workers working with individuals and working to change society.
In this podcast we start to consider the social and economic context of social work. We discuss how social workers can act to influence society and how our society influences what we do.
In this podcast we discuss how we decide what evidence to use in social work, and we talk about the difference between using evidence to defend our views and using evidence to explore.
This podcast explores how we build trust in us as social workers by being open about our expertise and by using the best evidence available. We discuss legitimacy, empowerment and knowledge exchange.
In this podcast we think our way through the complex area of social work regulation – what is it for, who is it for, and how can it be helpful? We consider how the relationship between the social work profession, the regulator and government can work well, so that social work can develop and flourish for the benefit of people who need it.
In this podcast we explore how different professional cultures affect the way agencies interact. We use a model to help understand how to build bridges between social work and other agencies.
This podcast explores how we can specialise and develop our social work expertise within a single profession. And we discuss how specific standards can help (or hinder) practice development.
In this podcast we continue our discussion about how social work works with other agencies and, in particular, how we best negotiate roles, responsibilities and joint decisions.
In this podcast we consider how austerity policies impact on society, and how we social workers can respond helpfully and hopefully.
Social work is rarely the only agency involved in a child’s, adult’s or family’s life. In this podcast we start to look at how social workers can work well with other agencies. We consider how professional identities interact, and the expertise of social workers as ‘specialist generalists.’
In the second podcast of series 2, we have a reflective conversation about social work training. We look at what helps social workers to learn and develop, and conclude that the word ‘training’ should be banned. We should provide support for practitioners that is as high as our expectations.
In the first podcast of series 2, we discuss the importance of leadership at all levels of social work. We look at what makes a good leader and particularly how leaders can support people through change.
This podcast explains who we are, why we are doing this podcast on Helpful Social Work and what each podcast will cover in series 2.