17 episodes

Welcome to the Talking Research in Children’s Social Care Podcast from What Works for Children's Social Care - bringing you the latest on evidence-based practice to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
In each episode we will be discussing our new research and what this means for practitioners and the families they work with. We will be hearing from researchers, participants, senior leaders and social workers.

Talking Research in Children’s Social Care Podcast What Works For Children's Social Care

    • Business
    • 3.0 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to the Talking Research in Children’s Social Care Podcast from What Works for Children's Social Care - bringing you the latest on evidence-based practice to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
In each episode we will be discussing our new research and what this means for practitioners and the families they work with. We will be hearing from researchers, participants, senior leaders and social workers.

    The Future of Children's Services Under Covid. Jenny Cole - President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services

    The Future of Children's Services Under Covid. Jenny Cole - President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services

    Thank you for listening to the What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast - COVID-19 special.

    In this edition of our podcast, Michael Sanders, Chief Executive of What Works for Children’s Social Care, speaks with Jenny Coles, who became the President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services in April of this year. Jenny is also the Director of Children’s Services in Hertfordshire County Council.

    Jenny discusses the positive outcomes of this difficult time, such as the strengthening of local partnerships, and engaging with children, young people and families in a different way,

    Jenny also goes on to discuss what she hopes to see coming out of the current government spending review, and her hope for the future of children’s services.

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for upcoming topics, please get in touch by emailing info@whatworks-csc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Twitter @whatworksCSC

    • 28 min
    Inclusion and Care in Schools During Covid with Rachael Pryor -Bristol City Council

    Inclusion and Care in Schools During Covid with Rachael Pryor -Bristol City Council

    Thank you for listening to the What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast - COVID-19 special. In this episode we are delighted to be joined by Rachael Pryor, Head of Service, Inclusive City and Virtual School Headteacher at Bristol City Council.

    In this episode, Rachael discusses how lockdown helped herself and her team think differently about how they organise their time more effectively, in particular with children who are being educated outside of the local authority. Rachael also considers the complexities of assessing when it is right for children, families and carers to take up the opportunity to return to school.

    Listen to the episode to hear more about how Rachael and the HOPE School team are working to encourage positive cultures in schools, so they are inclusive and understanding of attachment and trauma.

    Follow the HOPE School on Twitter

    @HOPE4CiC

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for upcoming topics, please get in touch by emailing info@whatworks-csc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Twitter @whatworksCSC

    • 18 min
    Communication, cooperation, calmness and coffee breaks

    Communication, cooperation, calmness and coffee breaks

    Thank you for listening to the What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast - COVID-19 special. In this episode we are delighted to be joined by three of the senior leaders from Telford and Wrekin Council - Clive Jones, the out-going Executive Director, Children’s and Family Services; Jo Britton, who is is taking over the role and has been Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support at the Council; and Heather Loveridge, Director of Education and Skills.

    In this episode, Clive, Jo and Heather discuss the difficulties involved in working together when we’re physically apart, the importance of regular communication - with the community, workforce, and children and families - and bringing data about vulnerable learners together.

    They also discuss how it was vital that, having assessed the needs of each family, they then discussed this with the families to ensure they were happy with the outcome and were getting the support they needed.

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for upcoming topics, please get in touch by emailing info@whatworks-csc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Twitter @whatworksCSC

    • 33 min
    Relationships and partnerships - Jenny Turnross discusses how Birmingham are responding to COVID-19

    Relationships and partnerships - Jenny Turnross discusses how Birmingham are responding to COVID-19

    Thank you for listening to the What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast - COVID-19 special.

    In this episode, Michael Sanders, Chief Executive of What Works for Children’s Social Care, talks to Jenny Turnross, Director Of Practice at Birmingham Children’s Trust.

    In her conversation with Michael, Jenny discusses how forming a partnership operation group with all departments working with children and families allowed Birmingham Children’s Trust to cut through bureaucracy and achieve a commitment that all partners would continue to offer the same level of service to children and families.

    Jenny shares how the Trust is planning on turning the resource hub which offered food parcels and supermarket vouchers to support children, families and care-leavers who were struggling during COVID-19 into a long term resource for the community.

    Jenny discusses the balance of providing a mix of virtual and in-person support that responds to both the constraints of containing future infection spikes, and the needs of the people of Birmingham.

    Keep up to date with what’s happening in Birmingham on Twitter - @Bhamchildtrust

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for upcoming topics, please get in touch by emailing info@whatworks-csc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Twitter @whatworksCSC

    • 35 min
    Julia Hassall, Rochdale - resilience and Skype discos during lockdown

    Julia Hassall, Rochdale - resilience and Skype discos during lockdown

    Thank you for listening to the What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast - COVID-19 special.

    In this episode, Michael Sanders, Chief Executive of What Works for Children’s Social Care, talks to Julia Hassall, the Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care in Rochdale.

    Julia discusses how Rochdale’s relational approach to practice guided their response to COVID-19, how they embraced creative solutions - such as recordings of lullabies, direct work through windows, Easter egg deliveries to see difficult to reach families, and weekly Skype discos.

    Julia also talks about the importance of ensuring practitioners feel cared for by the organisation they work for, so they in turn can continue to care for the families and children they are working with in a creative and supportive way, and how Rochdale have helped colleagues maintain resilience through coaching sessions.

    Keep up to date with what’s happening in Rochdale on Twitter - @RochdaleCouncil

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for upcoming topics, please get in touch by emailing info@whatworks-csc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Twitter @whatworksCSC

    • 28 min
    Social work during COVID-19 with Richard Devine, a social worker in BANES

    Social work during COVID-19 with Richard Devine, a social worker in BANES

    Thank you for listening to the What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast - COVID-19 special.

    In this episode, Michael Sanders, Chief Executive of What Works for Children’s Social Care, talks to Richard Devine, a Social Worker for Bath and North East Somerset (@RichardDevineSW).

    Richard discusses the impact of remote working, the cumulative effect of ‘mildly difficult’ situations and missing the moments of reflection and decompression while driving between appointments. Richard and Michael also explore how new working arrangements, such as switching to phone conversations, have changed relationship dynamics between families and social workers.

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for upcoming topics, please get in touch by emailing info@whatworks-csc.org.uk

    You can also follow us on Twitter @whatworksCSC

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Business

Steven Bartlett
This is Money
Pushkin Industries
BBC Radio 5 live
Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
iHeartPodcasts