Welcome

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.

1a Social work and equality

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThroughout Series 6 we are looking at equality and anti-oppressive practice. In this podcast we revisit the ethics and social work role around fighting discrimination, and the theories that...

Series 6 Introduction

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSSeries 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...

10b Review of the year

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThe last podcast of our series is always the review of the year. We look back on twelve months dominated by the Covid 19 pandemic and consider the impact this has had on social workers and...

10a Professional leadership

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Professional leadership domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We consider how social workers can act...

9a Contexts and organisations

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Contexts and organisations domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We look at how we understand our...

8a Professionalism

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Professionalism domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We explore how social workers align personal and...

7b Politics

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis Helpful Social Work podcast explores the impact of politics on social work and how social workers act as political agents. We discuss how individual and collective actions can influence...

7a Skills and interventions

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Skills and Interventions domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We consider the ethics, evidence and...

6a Critical reflection and analysis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur next podcast looking at the ingredients of a social worker explores the Critical Reflection and Analyais domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We discuss how social workers...

5b Self-care

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThis Helpful Social Work podcast considers how we can best look after and sustain ourselves as we continue to face Covid-19. We look at individual actions we can take, and the importance of...