98 episodes

I'm Vicki Shevlin, and I host Social Work Sorted: The Podcast alongside leading Social Work Sorted Training & Consultancy. Social Work Sorted is an online platform for New Social Workers. I provide advice, support and guidance to help new social workers learn, reflect and grow. Social Work Sorted Training and Consultancy provides training to universities and organisations, and consultancy to social work leaders who want to innovate and inspire their workforce. 

Social Work Sorted: The Podcast Vicki: Social Work Sorted

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    • 4.7 • 42 Ratings

I'm Vicki Shevlin, and I host Social Work Sorted: The Podcast alongside leading Social Work Sorted Training & Consultancy. Social Work Sorted is an online platform for New Social Workers. I provide advice, support and guidance to help new social workers learn, reflect and grow. Social Work Sorted Training and Consultancy provides training to universities and organisations, and consultancy to social work leaders who want to innovate and inspire their workforce. 

    3 questions for your social work career

    3 questions for your social work career

    Whether you are applying for your first role in social work, getting prepared for interviews or thinking about a move or change, this episode includes 3 key questions you can ask to get clear on what you need.

    Inspired by the seminars I delivered at the Shared Future in Social Work Conference, this podcast is for students and newly qualified social workers, but I also talk about the way I helped 2 very experienced social workers as well.

    The next Compass event is The Social Work Show in Manchester. You can find out more here.

    To book in for 1-1 application and interview support click here.

    To get in touch with me:

    Email: vicki@socialworksorted.com

    Book a free 15 minute enquiry call about training and support: HERE.

    Let's connect on linkedin: Vicki Shevlin 

    Instagram.com/socialworksorted

    Watch my latest video: Youtube.com/@socialworksorted 
    *This podcast is a resource for newly qualified social workers.
    It is recommended that you use this podcast in addition to other resources and always refer back to your employer guidelines when making decisions.
    This podcast is not a replacement for supervision or organisational training.
    It's important that you know this podcast isn't peer reviewed.
    All views expressed are my own and so I encourage you to use your critical thinking skills when you approach this podcast and any other social work resource.
    There are episodes of this podcast in which I refer to products I am selling such as written guides and in person training. These do not constitute as ads but I want to be transparent about the nature of this podcast and how it connects to my business.
    If you have any questions about this please get in touch vicki@socialworksorted.com

    • 19 min
    Overworking, Somatics and Systemic Change with Tamu Thomas

    Overworking, Somatics and Systemic Change with Tamu Thomas

    In this incredible conversation I chat to Tamu Thomas, transformational life coach and former social worker, specialising in helping women achieve work-life harmony by aligning with their nervous system for holistic well-being. 


    We talk about:The systemic and structural oppression in social work How to navigate the workplace as a new social workerThe value of regulating your nervous system 
    Tamu’s unique approach, rooted in somatic coaching and Polyvagal informed practice, empowers women to reconnect with their core selves, establish healthy boundaries, and build self-trust. Her work is particularly resonant in addressing the unique challenges faced by women of the global majority under what she describes as, "the trinity of oppression” - patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism.


    In Tamu's words, "We don’t need more self improvement, we need systemic change”. Her insights are essential for anyone seeking fulfilment, meaningful connection and joy in today's fast-paced world.
    Tamu’s links:


    Book website: https://www.womenwhoworktoomuch.co/
    International Amazon link: https://hayhs.com/wwwtm_pp_pb_az
    Live Three Sixty website: https://www.livethreesixty.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tamu.thomas/


    Get in touch with me:

    Email: vicki@socialworksorted.com

    Linkedin: Vicki Shevlin 

    Join my membership, The Collective: www.socialworksorted.com/thecollective

    Instagram: @socialworksorted 

    Youtube.com/@socialworksorted 
    *This podcast is a resource for newly qualified social workers.
    It is recommended that you use this podcast in addition to other resources and always refer back to your employer guidelines when making decisions.
    This podcast is not a replacement for supervision or organisational training.
    It's important that you know this podcast isn't peer reviewed.
    All views expressed are my own and so I encourage you to use your critical thinking skills when you approach this podcast and any other social work resource.
    There are episodes of this podcast in which I refer to products I am selling such as written guides and in person training. These do not constitute as ads but I want to be transparent about the nature of this podcast and how it connects to my business.
    If you have any questions about this please get in touch vicki@socialworksorted.com

    • 54 min
    Listen if you want to feel confident

    Listen if you want to feel confident

    Students and Newly Qualified social workers... this is for you if you want to feel confident.
    In this bitesized episode I'll be talking you through 3 steps
    -Replacing the phrase 'imposter syndrome'
    -Reframing your perception of confidence
    -Reflecting on what will change when your confidence does

    My membership, The Collective, is for Students & Newly Qualified Social Workers who want to feel confident and calm. Join to get through your first year without burnout, and practice skills to last your career.

    socialworksorted.com/thecollective

    To get in touch:

    vicki@socialworksorted.com

    Book a free 15 minute enquiry call with me 

    Instagram.com/socialworksorted

    Youtube.com/@socialworksorted 

    LinkedIn: Vicki Shevlin 

    Thank you so much for listening 
    *This podcast is a resource for newly qualified social workers.
    It is recommended that you use this podcast in addition to other resources and always refer back to your employer guidelines when making decisions.
    This podcast is not a replacement for supervision or organisational training.
    It's important that you know this podcast isn't peer reviewed.
    All views expressed are my own and so I encourage you to use your critical thinking skills when you approach this podcast and any other social work resource.
    There are episodes of this podcast in which I refer to products I am selling such as written guides and in person training. These do not constitute as ads but I want to be transparent about the nature of this podcast and how it connects to my business.
    If you have any questions about this please get in touch vicki@socialworksorted.com

    • 14 min
    Contextual Safeguarding in practice with Clair Graham

    Contextual Safeguarding in practice with Clair Graham

    In one of my most memorable conversations I speak to Clair Graham, from Birmingham Children's Trust.
    We talk about the importance of community, what contextual safeguarding really looks like in practice and the power of parents as partners in safeguarding.

    I can't wait for you to listen.

    You can find Claire on linkedin: Clair Graham 

    To get in touch with me:

    vicki@socialworksorted.com

    www.socialworksorted.com

    instagram @socialworksorted

    Linkedin Vicki Shevlin 

    Youtube @socialworksorted
    *This podcast is a resource for newly qualified social workers.
    It is recommended that you use this podcast in addition to other resources and always refer back to your employer guidelines when making decisions.
    This podcast is not a replacement for supervision or organisational training.
    It's important that you know this podcast isn't peer reviewed.
    All views expressed are my own and so I encourage you to use your critical thinking skills when you approach this podcast and any other social work resource.
    There are episodes of this podcast in which I refer to products I am selling such as written guides and in person training. These do not constitute as ads but I want to be transparent about the nature of this podcast and how it connects to my business.
    If you have any questions about this please get in touch vicki@socialworksorted.com

    • 44 min
    Social Work Coaches vs Social Work Mentors with Le'Siran Edwards

    Social Work Coaches vs Social Work Mentors with Le'Siran Edwards

    In this episode I spoke with Le'Siran Edwards, founder of The Social Work Coaching Hub.

    We talk about:
    -The difference between coaching and mentoring
    -The benefit of coaching for social workers 
    -Challenges to accessing coaching 
    -Our own reflections on business and self employment in social work 

    To get in touch with Le'Siran:

    socialworkcoachinghub.com/

    www.instagram.com/dearsocialworkerpodcast/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesiranedwards/


    To get in touch with me:

    vicki@socialworksorted.com

    instagram.com/socialworksorted

    facebook.com/socialworksorted



    *This podcast is a resource for newly qualified social workers.
    It is recommended that you use this podcast in addition to other resources and always refer back to your employer guidelines when making decisions.
    This podcast is not a replacement for supervision or organisational training.
    It's important that you know this podcast isn't peer reviewed.
    All views expressed are my own and so I encourage you to use your critical thinking skills when you approach this podcast and any other social work resource.
    There are episodes of this podcast in which I refer to products I am selling such as written guides and in person training. These do not constitute as ads but I want to be transparent about the nature of this podcast and how it connects to my business.
    If you have any questions about this please get in touch vicki@socialworksorted.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Children, Consent and Body Autonomy with Jayneen Sanders

    Children, Consent and Body Autonomy with Jayneen Sanders

    Join me in conversation with author and publisher Jayneen Sanders as we talk about:

    -the importance of body autonomy 
    -how NQSW's can work with families to help open conversations 
    -The importance of modelling consent
    -using books as direct work 

    Please note we talk about sexual abuse and grooming in the context of social work.

    Follow:
    https://www.instagram.com/jayneensandersauthor/

    https://e2epublishing.info/

    Lets connect: 

    vicki@socialworksorted.com

    Sign up for email updates: www.socialworksorted.com/thespacenewsletter

    LinkedIn: Vicki Shevlin 

    Instagram.com/socialworksorted

    Youtube.com/@socialworksorted
    *This podcast is a resource for newly qualified social workers.
    It is recommended that you use this podcast in addition to other resources and always refer back to your employer guidelines when making decisions.
    This podcast is not a replacement for supervision or organisational training.
    It's important that you know this podcast isn't peer reviewed.
    All views expressed are my own and so I encourage you to use your critical thinking skills when you approach this podcast and any other social work resource.
    There are episodes of this podcast in which I refer to products I am selling such as written guides and in person training. These do not constitute as ads but I want to be transparent about the nature of this podcast and how it connects to my business.
    If you have any questions about this please get in touch vicki@socialworksorted.com

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Missduquesita ,

Always very useful

I find Vicky’s podcasts very useful in a wide range of topics. When I need some advice, I come here, and I have always found a podcast relating to my questions. A wonderful resource all the time.

SGEJ1985 ,

Packed with interesting, thought provoking and practical topics

The social work sorted podcasts are always packed with interesting, thought provoking and practical topics- a must for all students, NQSW’s and even qualified social workers.

BabsloveGod ,

Thanks Vicki!

I’m a student social worker and about to go into my final placement. Vicki’s Podcast has been really educative and is building my self confidence. Please keep up the good work Vicki! Thanks again 🤗😘

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