Publications

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Looked-after Children and self-harm

This content discusses issues of self-harm, mental health and suicide. Please take the time to consider your own mental health, and seek support if you need it. In the UK, the Samaritans can be reached for free on 116 123. This episode is about looked-after children and self-harm. It covers what self-harm is, why looked-after children are more at risk of self-harming, and how social workers can support young people and carers.

Podcast: Reducing the odds of gambling harm through PSHE

In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam is joined by Subject Specialists Anne Bell and Sally Martin, and Dr Elly Hanson — an independent clinical psychologist who’s been coordinating the Association’s work researching PSHE’s role in gambling harm prevention work. Together they discuss the wider context for this work and explore the current trends around gambling harms and young people. Sally and Anne recall some of the points that were raised in the teacher focus groups they led on the topic and give an overview of the new lesson suite on exploring risk in relation to gambling for primary schools. All three of our guests give their unique insight into what they believe schools should be covering on this topic and consider different ways teachers can be effective in the classroom.

Poverty, child protection and the care system

In the episode, we discuss poverty, child protection and the care system. This episode was recorded in April 2017.

Say Why to Drugs

The internet is full of misinformation about recreational drugs – both legal and illegal. Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode.

Talking racism and mental health in schools

How does experiencing racism impact young people’s mental health and self-esteem? What does it mean to be an anti-racist school? And what are some practical steps schools can take to become anti-racist? These are all questions we explore in our new podcast series, Talking racism and mental health in schools. With a series of experts in mental health, education and anti-racism, we approach big topics like representation, culture and community, breaking them down into simple advice and practical steps for schools.

The Autism Podcast

The Autism Podcast, delivered by the London Autism Group Charity, is the definitive autism related podcast. The podcast aims to improve our understanding of autism, boost acceptance, reduce autism stigma, and generate impactful, transformative ideas ranging from practical everyday advice to thoughts on policy, practice, and wider socio-cultural challenges.

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Child to Parent Violence

This episode is about child and adolescent to parent abuse. It covers how this form of abuse is defined, what is known about when and why it occurs, how social workers can support families, both when there are specific programmes in place and what they can do themselves. We also explore the links and differences with domestic abuse. Discussing these questions are Helen Bonnick, social worker specialising in this area and Jane Griffiths, parent-child therapist, consultant and trainer. The questions were asked by Joanna Silman content editor at Community Care Inform.

“A discussion on violence against women and girls”, in The Sociology Show

Deanna Dadusc, a member of BRIDGES and Lecturer on Critical Criminology at the University of Brighton, participates in this podcast with Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti and Stephen Burrell to discuss about gender violence and violence against women. In it, they talk about how police are not the solution to male toxicity, but part of the problem, and appeal to the need to learn from collective struggles like Black Lives Matter and black feminist abolitionists to eliminate violence against women.

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Contextual Safeguarding

This episode is on contextual safeguarding. We talk about what the approach entails, what it looks like in practice, and also discuss how work with young people been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussing these questions are Dr Carlene Firmin who developed the contextual safeguarding framework and leads the contextual safeguarding and peer-on-peer abuse research programmes at the University of Bedfordshire, and Samantha Roper, team manager for the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) at Knowsley Council.

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Online Safety Podcast (SWGfL)

Presented by a variety of SWGfL’s online safety experts and special guests – this podcast is your one-stop-shop for internet safety news and comment. The focus of episodes is to advise professionals working with young people. That being said, the content will be useful for parents, carers or anybody with an interest in online safety.

SafetoNet Foundation Safeguarding Podcast

The SafeToNet Foundation’s Safeguarding podcasts focusses on safeguarding children in the online digital context. We cover the technical, legal and cultural aspects of topics such as cyber-abuse, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, digital wellbeing and how to keep children safer online.

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Contextual Safeguarding

This episode is on contextual safeguarding. We talk about what the approach entails, what it looks like in practice, and also discuss how work with young people been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussing these questions are Dr Carlene Firmin who developed the contextual safeguarding framework and leads the contextual safeguarding and peer-on-peer abuse research programmes at the University of Bedfordshire, and Samantha Roper, team manager for the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) at Knowsley Council.

Contextual Safeguarding Network

How do you use the tools on the Contextual Safeguarding network? How is Contextual Safeguarding supported by national policy? How has the approach been used to support young people? In this podcast members of the Contextual Safeguarding team the University of Bedfordshire talk with practitioners and policymakers who are turning this idea into a practical reality. They share successes, reflect on challenges, and identify the next steps on the road to creating child protection systems that can keep young people safe beyond their homes.

Harmful sexual behaviour in schools

Why is it important for schools, colleges and academies to be aware of harmful sexual behaviour? Around a third of child sexual abuse is by other children or young people (Hackett, 2014). Educational settings play a key role in identifying and preventing harmful sexual behaviour.

Learn on the Go: The Community Care Podcast

Community Care editors and expert guests discuss the latest research, theories and practice issues, and look at what they mean for social workers.

NSPCC Learning Podcast

Our podcast features experts from the NSPCC and external organisations discussing a range of child protection issues. We look at what we are doing to actively keep children safe in the wider community and how we can continue to improve our practices and prevent abuse from occurring. No matter your role or sector, whether you work or volunteer with children and young people indirectly or directly, you’ll gain valuable information to take away through our discussions, one-to-one chats and debates.

NSPCC: why domestic abuse is a child protection issue

Find out how to improve your practice around domestic abuse when working with children and families. In this episode, we discuss the complexities of domestic abuse and why it is a safeguarding and child protection issue. We talk about the main themes that emerged from our learning from case reviews briefing on domestic abuse and share what we see in practice.

Poverty, child protection and the care system

In the episode, we discuss poverty, child protection and the care system. This episode was recorded in April 2017.

SafetoNet Foundation Safeguarding Podcast

The SafeToNet Foundation’s Safeguarding podcasts focusses on safeguarding children in the online digital context. We cover the technical, legal and cultural aspects of topics such as cyber-abuse, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, digital wellbeing and how to keep children safer online.

Sibling sexual abuse

This episode is about sibling sexual abuse. We spoke to Anna Glinski, deputy director, knowledge and practice development, at the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (the CSA Centre, for short) and Stuart Allardyce, a director of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation with responsibilities for Stop It Now! Scotland

​​​​​​Let’s Talk Social Work

​​​​​​Let’s Talk Social Work is a space for conversation—discussion with social workers, the individuals they support, and colleagues working in related professions. We consider the key matters affecting social workers as we explore contemporary issues with a focus at the local, national and global levels.

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Understanding Prevent

David Anderson examines the government’s controversial counter-terrorism strategy Prevent

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Looked-after Children and self-harm

This content discusses issues of self-harm, mental health and suicide. Please take the time to consider your own mental health, and seek support if you need it. In the UK, the Samaritans can be reached for free on 116 123. This episode is about looked-after children and self-harm. It covers what self-harm is, why looked-after children are more at risk of self-harming, and how social workers can support young people and carers.

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Bird Podcast: School Exclusions | Children & Consequences

Two chicks speak to young people who’ve directly experienced exclusion from school. Harry & Kadeem share how this affected their education and lifestyle as children. London charity, Just for Kid’s Law help us understand exposure to criminality and alternative education provisions to find out what it really means to do time.

Gain an insight into assessing high and lower level sexual behaviour concerns in schools

It can be hard to determine what healthy, problematic, inappropriate or serious sexual behaviour looks like in schools, particularly where there are limited resources available. This is where specialist provision and services can help. They can support you in assessing the young person who has displayed sexually harmful behaviour and help you to understand the nature and extent of the behaviour.

PSHE Talks by The PSHE Association

The national body for PSHE (personal, social, health & economic) education. Quality resources, guidance, training and support for schools.

Talking racism and mental health in schools

How does experiencing racism impact young people’s mental health and self-esteem? What does it mean to be an anti-racist school? And what are some practical steps schools can take to become anti-racist? These are all questions we explore in our new podcast series, Talking racism and mental health in schools. With a series of experts in mental health, education and anti-racism, we approach big topics like representation, culture and community, breaking them down into simple advice and practical steps for schools.

The Cult of Pedagogy

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it. On the podcast, I interview educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you’ll never learn in a textbook. Other episodes feature me on my own, offering advice on ways to make your teaching more effective and more fun.

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Alcohol and substance use

It will probably come as no surprise that drinking and drug culture is a huge problem for students. Leaving home and gaining independence is a very exciting time for any student but this can come with its own problems and struggles, one of the main ones being the pressure to drink and use substances.

Criminal Exploitation and county lines

In this episode, we discuss criminal exploitation and county lines. The experts are Dave, a parent whose son, Mark, became involved with gangs, and Catherine, a youth justice manager who worked with Dave and Mark and has expertise in gangs and county lines.

Say Why to Drugs

The internet is full of misinformation about recreational drugs – both legal and illegal. Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode.

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Child to Parent Violence

This episode is about child and adolescent to parent abuse. It covers how this form of abuse is defined, what is known about when and why it occurs, how social workers can support families, both when there are specific programmes in place and what they can do themselves. We also explore the links and differences with domestic abuse. Discussing these questions are Helen Bonnick, social worker specialising in this area and Jane Griffiths, parent-child therapist, consultant and trainer. The questions were asked by Joanna Silman content editor at Community Care Inform.

Domestic abuse and Covid-19

In this episode, we discuss how social workers can best protect clients experiencing domestic abuse during the lockdown period. Sadly the facts speak for themselves. Calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline went up by 49% after three weeks of lockdown, and the Metropolitan Police alone has made over 4,000 arrests for domestic abuse since 9th March.

NSPCC: why domestic abuse is a child protection issue

Find out how to improve your practice around domestic abuse when working with children and families. In this episode, we discuss the complexities of domestic abuse and why it is a safeguarding and child protection issue. We talk about the main themes that emerged from our learning from case reviews briefing on domestic abuse and share what we see in practice.

Podcast: Partnered with a Survivor

What does it mean to give consistent consent? What is coercive control? How do you probably see it or feel it every day? This is a podcast you’ll wish you had heard when you were a teenager. In unsure, confusing times, it’s our goal to widen the audience for the Safe & Together Model-associated material to survivors, their family members, and even perpetrators. For professionals familiar with the Model, it will offer another angle on the issues addressed by the Model. For those who don’t know Safe & Together, it offers a connection to the themes and ideas behind the work.

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