Helpful Social Work podcast aims to help social workers to learn, think and act with integrity so that people who need social work get help that will transform their lives. Each month we look at topics that matter to social workers.
Series 6 runs from 2020-21. Throughout this series we will look at equality and anti-oppressive practice. We will start off with revisiting the ethics and social work role around fighting oppression, and the theories that support this. Each month, we will look at evidence of inequality relating to a protected characteristic in the England Equality Act – for example age. We will consider how social workers can challenge discrimination and uphold rights. Throughout the year, we will also record podcasts about current issues that affect social work.
In this podcast, we consider how social workers engage with religion and belief. We discuss how our personal and professional values interact and how we engage with other people’s beliefs. We also look at how social workers can help to overcome discrimination in this area.
Gerry is a social worker with extensive experience of adult social care practice, management, and using evidence to improve practice and services.
Jo is a social worker with a background in children’s services. She currently runs a consultancy service to strengthen social work practice with children and families.
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