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.

Series 7 Introduction

Series 7 runs from 2022 – 2023.  In this series we go back to some of the central elements of social work practice and think about how we use our whole self to practice social work. In each podcast, we look at an element of our physical practice and consider...

1a Listening and speaking

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSThroughout Series 7 we are exploring some of the central elements of social work practice and use of self. In this opening podcast, we explore listening and speaking. We consider the...

10b Review of the year

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSOur traditional end of series podcast is the review of the year. This review comes slightly later than usual so covers April 2021 to August 2022. We discuss some of the main events and...

10a Gender identity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this last episode of the series, we look at the Equality Act protected characteristic of gender reassignment, and consider how social workers promote equality and challenge discrimination...

9a Pregnancy and parenthood

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we consider how social workers promote equality and challenge discrimination relating to pregnancy and parenthood. We look at why the Equality Act has a protected...

Equality – Marriage and civil partnership

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we consider how social workers promote equality and challenge discrimination relating to people’s relationships. We look at rights and social work ethics, and consider...

7a Equality – Sexual orientation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we consider how social workers promote equality and challenge discrimination relating to sexual orientation. We consider the importance of sexual identity, and look at how we...

6a Equality – Sex

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast, we consider how social workers can challenge discrimination on the grounds of sex. We consider the impact of sex on experiences and how this intersects with other aspects of...

5a Equality – Religion and belief

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

4b Working from home

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSIn this podcast we talk about the impact for social workers of working from home. We consider the benefits and drawbacks around connection, accessibility and time, and we look at what the...