social work

New podcasts on the environment: The ethics of hotdesking

I have just posted the latest podcasts from Jo Fox and me on the environment, and particularly on hotdesking.

Social workers have an ethical responsibility to care about our context. The International Federation of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics says​:

5b Hotdesking

In the second part of our fifth podcast we talk about how hotdesking can affect practice. We look at how we can ensure there are appropriate spaces, and appropriate peer and emotional support for social workers.

5a The working environment

The first part of our fifth podcast is on the working environment. We take a look at the ethics, theory and evidence around the environment. We look particularly at the atmosphere and spaces that social workers work in, and talk about how we can control and influence the places we work.

New podcasts - critical reflection: a helpful habit

The latest podcasts from Jo Fox and me are on critical reflection. This is a really important topic for us; something that is crucial to helpful practice.

4b Practical Reflection

In the second part of our fourth podcast we talk about how social workers make critical reflection happen, despite the pressure and busyness of our work.


4a Critical Reflection

The first part of our fourth podcast is on the topic of critical reflection. We take a look at the theory and evidence around using critical reflection, and offer a model for doing good reflection in practice.

New podcasts - being purposeful and telling our story

Another month, another two podcasts. Jo Fox and I recorded these following an inspiring day coaching social care managers. We share two topics that are essential to sustainable social work practice: purposefulness and stories.

3b Social work stories

In the second part of our third podcast we talk about the importance of stories in social work, how they affect us, and how we can create and tell empowering stories about what we do.

3a Busyness and Purposefulness

The first part of our third podcast looks at the topic of how we can remain purposeful in the busy practice of social work, the importance of sustainable practice and how to prioritise well.

2b Evidence and Ideology

In the second part of our second podcast we talk about the role of evidence and ideology in policy, and how we can be more transparent about what is based on knowledge and what is based on belief.

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