Social workers constantly engage with and relate to loss. In the current pandemic, loss is widespread, diverse and deep. In this podcast we explore how social workers can understand loss and grief, how we can respond helpfully and the support we need to do this.
We continue our look at the ingredients of a social worker by exploring the ethics and values domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We look at why this domain matters, the capabilities that social workers need, and what these capabilities look like in practice.
Series 5 runs from 2019-2020. Throughout this series we will look at the ingredients of a great social worker and the capabilities that social workers bring to their work. We will also record podcasts about current issues that affect social work.
This podcast responds to some of the current ethical concerns social workers face during the Covid-19 pandemic. We draw on BASW’s Ethical Guidance to explore the principles underpinning our response, wherever we are and whatever our role. We also share examples of how social workers are maintaining good social work practice and sustaining themselves.
In this first podcast of Series 5, we look at what makes a great social worker. We reflect on the ways of being and doing that enable social workers to offer good help. We invite you to consider the social workers who inspire you.