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Exploring social media in relation to social work, social policy and professional social care training. Discussion of vulnerable people and how they are portrayed in the media. Analysis of individual cases and how they are covered in television and printed media as well as online. How social media is impacting on children, families and vulnerable adults.

Thoughts On The Social World David Niven: Social Work Expert

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Exploring social media in relation to social work, social policy and professional social care training. Discussion of vulnerable people and how they are portrayed in the media. Analysis of individual cases and how they are covered in television and printed media as well as online. How social media is impacting on children, families and vulnerable adults.

    108 Mental Health First Aid. Paula Power

    108 Mental Health First Aid. Paula Power

    This programme highlights a much needed service in mental health awareness raising. It's like a training programme for 'social lifeguards'---training people to identify, support and refer on,  if needed , those struggling with all types of mental health related issues.

    • 34 min
    Social Work Today--- a new platform

    Social Work Today--- a new platform

    Social Work Today    A new platform



    My guest today is Kellie Doubtfire , someone I've known and worked with over many years. She has, with COMPASS, produced and developed some of the most useful and memorable events in the social work sector mixing huge attendance with great content.

    • 22 min
    106 Grantown Remakery. A classic small charity.

    106 Grantown Remakery. A classic small charity.

    Strathspey Works will provide Employment Skills Development, volunteering opportunities and support for Young People who may be having difficulty in Transition from School to Further Education and Employment, Adults with a Disability or with Mental Ill-Health, supporting all in their journey to recovery and towards fulfilment of their personal goals.

    • 35 min
    105 David Hencke the search for pension justice.

    105 David Hencke the search for pension justice.

    This is about women born in the 1950's who strongly claim to have been cheated out of their pension entitlement.

    • 34 min
    104 Suicide prevention. Jeff Patterson at Gaggle

    104 Suicide prevention. Jeff Patterson at Gaggle

    Suicide, self harm and depression haunt young people across the world, taking thousands of lives all over the globe.

    • 28 min
    103 Bradford Children’s Partnership Board–Chair Jane Booth

    103 Bradford Children’s Partnership Board–Chair Jane Booth

    The new Bradford Partnership Board replaces the  Safeguarding Children Board. It is made up of agencies including the Council, Police, Health services in addition to schools and voluntary services that work together to keep children in the district safe

    • 34 min

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4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Schlates ,

Another great episode

I would love to hear an episode on supervision

MC2712 ,

Social World Podcast

Great insight into many contentious topics. With many experienced guests. Gives the listener a real feel of whats happeneing in todays social work world.

Mark - (Social Work Student)

TonyDomaille ,

Filling the gap

So useful to have these podcasts to fill the gap in reporting in the media. Yes the papers and sometimes digital media talk about these issues but more often than not they are skated over. Good stuff.

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