Helpful Social Work

These podcasts are created by Jo Fox at Child Centred Practice and Gerry Nosowska at Effective Practice. We’ve started this podcast because social work matters to us.

We hope that it will support social workers to reflect and learn, and to inspire and help others.

Each podcast is in two parts. The first explores a topic relating to social work practice, drawing on theory, evidence and experience. The second part is a conversation about what’s happening in social work at the moment, and our thoughts and reflections on that. We hope that you will enjoy listening.

5b Hotdesking

Published on 28th July 2016

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 for reflection, and appropriate peer and emotional support for social workers.

5a The working environment

Published on 28th July 2016

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.

4b Practical Reflection

Published on 1st July 2016

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

Published on 1st July 2016

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.

3b Social work stories

Published on 16th May 2016

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

Published on 16th May 2016

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

Published on 21st April 2016

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.

2a Values and Beliefs

Published on 21st April 2016

The first part of our second podcast looks at the topic of values and beliefs in social work, the impact they have on our practice, and how we can be more aware of them.

1b World Social Work Day

Published on 13th March 2016

In the second part of our first podcast we talk about World Social Work Day 2016 and what it means to be part of a global profession.

1a Integrity

Published on 13th March 2016

The first part of our first podcast looks at the topic of integrity in social work, and explores what it means to be true to oneself, how we develop resilience and how we use our whole self in our practice.

 

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