How you can use podcasts towards your CPD requirements

Did you know that listening to our podcasts counts towards your CPD?

Social Work England has confirmed that ‘any activity that you feel would improve your practice counts, including listening to podcasts. Our very own podcast, Upfront About Social Work, which is hosted by our very own and Lawrence has some fantastic insightful episodes that may pique your interest, including chats with social workers, heads of service, authors ………

We know that getting your CPD hours in can be difficult and life does sometimes just get in the way, so we have put together a selection of our favourite episodes that we think have the best insight into how practices. All episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via the website, simply put one on when you’re running errands when traveling to visits or doing some housework and you’ve just completed an hour towards your CPD requirements!

Check out the list below and give them a listen by clicking on your preferred streaming platform.


Season 2 – E2: Coventry City Council

Matt Clayton and Jess Thompson from the Through Care Team at Coventry City Council talk us through the huge success their Channel 4 documentary “Superkids” was, and how it saw them rubbing shoulders with the stars on the BAFTA red carpet. We discuss the Lifelong Links pilot they are running with great success, and how the whole city has really come together as a community.

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 Season 2 – E4: Havering Council (Dave Tapsell)

Even through the airwaves, you will feel Dave’s energy, warmth and passion for the industry. It’s easy to see why all at Havering have brought into Dave, he’s fully invested in both the community and the internal staff. Dave’s lounge is open for all who wish to enter and we are very much looking forward to being invited back for a cuppa there soon!

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Season 3 – E2: Risthardh Hare

In this episode, hosts Chris and Lawrence speak to Social Work Consultant extraordinaire Risthardh Hare. Talking about his new publication – ‘STAIRS – psychologists and social workers collaborating to create better services for families’ along with an insight into both Early Help, and Domestic Violence its one certainly not to be missed.

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Season 3 – E5: Toni George and Bill Say

This week  Toni George from “One Stop Social Work” and Bill Say from “Just Say Training” join us today to discuss all things mental health, resiliance and coping strategies during Covid.

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Season 3 – E9: The Hackney Child

This week, hosts Chris and Lawrence sat down with author, trainer and social work advocate Dr Jenny Molloy to discuss her upbringing in care and the importance of #SocialWorkers in our everyday lives.

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