50 episodes

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.

Helpful Social Work Podcast Jo Fox and Gerry Nosowska

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2, 15 Ratings

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 Black Lives Matter

    4b Black Lives Matter

    In this podcast, we are joined by guests Fareena Shaheed and Ann Shaheed to discuss the essential topic of Black Lives Matter. We have a difficult conversation about anti-racism in social work, why we are so slow to change and what we can do to be anti-racist.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    4a Rights, justice and economic wellbeing

    4a Rights, justice and economic wellbeing

    We continue our look at the ingredients of a social worker by exploring the rights, justice and economic wellbeing domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We consider the links between social and economic disadvantage, and loss of rights. And we discuss how social workers can enable people to exercise their rights.

    • 41 min
    3a Equality and diversity

    3a Equality and diversity

    We continue our look at the ingredients of a social worker by exploring the equality and diversity domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We look at principles and practice, and consider our own power. We explore how social workers can individually and collectively challenge inequality and oppression.

    • 27 min
    2b Loss and social work

    2b Loss and social work

    Social workers constantly engage with and relate to loss. In the current pandemic, loss is widespread, diverse and deep. In this podcast we explore how social workers can understand loss and grief, how we can respond helpfully and the support we need to do this.

    • 32 min
    2a Ethics and values

    2a Ethics and values

    We continue our look at the ingredients of a social worker by exploring the ethics and values domain of the Professional Capabilities Framework. We look at why this domain matters, the capabilities that social workers need, and what these capabilities look like in practice.

    • 28 min
    Series 5 Introduction

    Series 5 Introduction

    Series 5 runs from 2019-2020. Throughout this series we will look at the ingredients of a great social worker and the capabilities that social workers bring to their work. We will also record podcasts about current issues that affect social work.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

.Ruth J ,

Just brilliant

These podcasts are great. Thought provoking discussions.... thinking about many issues from a social work perspective. Really recommend a listen.👍

Fluffysocks1 ,

Very helpful

I’ve listened to one so far, but it was very good. I’ve shared it with my team and will use it to discuss practice in our next team meeting. I’m very impressed, great stuff.

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