This podcast helps you learn, think and act with integrity so that people who need social work get help that will transform their lives. Each month we discuss an important topic and take a look at what is happening in social work in the UK.
4b Working from home
In 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 future might hold.
4a Equality – Race and ethnicity
In this podcast, we consider oppression relating to race and ethnicity, the importance of anti-racism in social work, and how social workers can enhance their role in challenging racism.
3a Equality – Disability
In this podcast, we consider the social model of disability and how social workers can work alongside people with disabilities to challenge and overcome barriers to inclusion.
2a Equality – Age
In this podcast, we explore the evidence of inequality relating to age and how age is considered in social work practice. We consider how social workers can change the narrative around age and challenge ageism.
1a Social work and equality
Throughout 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 support this.
Series 6 Introduction
Series 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 oppression, and the theories that support this. Each month, we will look at evidence of inequality relating to a protected characteristic in the England Equality Act - for example age. We will consider how social workers can challenge discrimination and uphold rights. Throughout the year, we will also record podcasts about current issues that affect social work.
Excellent informative and easy to listen to
I qualified in 1999 and I find the discussion and content immensely interesting and informative. If this had been around when I first qualified I would have been so happy
Brilliantly thoughtful and thought-provoking
I’m currently applying to train as a social worker, following 8 years in the humanitarian sector. The conversations in these podcast are extremely validating for the thoughts and conflicts I’ve encountered in my work so far, with extremely thoughtful ways of approaching the complexity that comes with any work that involves people and social factors. Thank you!
These podcasts are great. Thought provoking discussions.... thinking about many issues from a social work perspective. Really recommend a listen.👍