social work

Doing less with less

In our latest podcast, Jo Fox and I unpick the idea that we can keep doing More with Less.

9b Doing Less with Less

In the second part of our ninth podcast we unpick the idea that we can keep doing more with less, and look at how we can work sustainably and helpfully with fewer resources.

9a Challenge

The first part of our ninth podcast is on the topic of challenge. We consider how we can supportively and ethically challenge one another.

8b Supervision

In the second part of our eighth podcast we talk about how social workers can ensure that they get helpful, supportive supervision.

8a Containment and Support

The first part of our eighth podcast is on the topic of emotional containment and support for social workers. We take a look at the theory and evidence around how to help social workers to understand, process and learn from the emotional aspect of their work. 

New podcasts on social work relationships

The latest podcasts from Jo Fox  and me are on relationships between social workers. The first is about relationships with colleagues, including group dynamics. The second is about social work as a single profession.

7b One profession

In the second part of our seventh podcast we talk about how we can collaborate and thrive as one profession, despite differences, in the current context of reform and scarce resources.

7a Relationships with colleagues

The first part of our seventh podcast is about our relationships with colleagues. We take a look at what makes a helpful colleague and how groups can work well together. We offer a model for discussion to help avoid group think and power issues.

New podcasts on workload and recording

I have just posted the latest podcasts from Jo Fox and me on workload and recording.

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6b Recording

In the second part of our sixth podcast we talk about recording and the myth that ‘if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen.’ We look at how recording can empower people, as well as supporting accountability and good practice.


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