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Author: Nadia, Fran, Eugene

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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social issues from their front room. Expect debate and hard hitting real talk with a sprinkle of top drawer humour to keep it moving.
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Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene have a discussion about misogyny. Misogyny is defined as "the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls". In recent weeks and months, a spotlight continues to be shone on how the structures of our society, our language and our acts continue to create hostile, uncomfortable and dangerous environments for women. What does misogyny look like in our society? What is the impact of misogyny on Nadia, Fran and Eugene? How does this influence their approach to social work and life? Tune in to find out more and continue the conversation.If you  enjoy this episode then please share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene have a discussion about the recent Race report in the UK. The report concludes that 'the UK is not deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities' . What does this mean for people of colour and the push to be anti-racist?  Tune in to listen to Nadia, Fran and Eugene share their personal and professional thoughts on the significance of this report. If you  enjoy this episode then please share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. IT'S OUR 50TH EPISODE!!!!!!Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene are join by Charlie Whittaker to talk about using Motivational Interviewing in social work. Helping to create change is a fundemental element of social work practice and Motivational Interviewing is a way to help people to think about their own reasons for change. Charlie joins the SMP to share her knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and how it can be applied to different practice scenarios. Tune in for this informative and engaging episode.If you do enjoy it then please share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene have a discussion about microagressions. What are they and why are they being talked about? Tune in to listen  Nadia, Fran and Eugene share their understanding and experiences of microaggressions. This is another interesting and reflective conversation so join in and pass the podcast on!If you do enjoy it then please share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene are joined by Wayne Reid from the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to talk about Anti-Racism in social work and the soon to be released book with Siobhan Maclean. Their book OUTLANDERS: Hidden Narratives from Social Workers of Colour (from Black & other Global Majority Communities) is out on 16th March 2021. (https://siobhanmaclean.co.uk/publications/outlanders)The social work profession has clear guidance and capabilities to ensure social workers are Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Discriminatory towards  families, adults and young people we work with, however, has enough been done to think about what an Anti-Racist approach looks like amongst social workers and in the workplace? In this episode, Wayne Reid shares some of his thoughts, views  and work on being Anti-Racist.Tune in for another insightful, powerful and important discussion. If you  enjoy this episode then please share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss what Joe Biden's election and Trump's departure means to them. It's been four long years of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Although there is an ocean that separates the UK and the USA, the impact of a Trump led America has been felt on these shores. So how significant is his election loss? Tune in the hear the perspective of some social workers. It's time to get comfortable sit back and enjoy! If you do enjoy it then please share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene share and discuss some of the many books and articles that have influenced their social work.  From books about trauma to articles about home visits, this episode has a range a amazing literature to start a social work library! Whether your sat indoors with a hot drink or you are about to start a run, turn the volume up and enjoy this insightful discussion. If you are interested, the books and articles discussed  in our episode are below;- The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk- It Didn't Start With You, by Mark Wolynn- Towards a Position of Safe Uncertainty, by Barry Mason- The Therapist's Inner Conversation in Family Therapy Practice, by Peter Rober- Why Love Matters, by Sue Gerhardt- Reflective Parenting, by Alistair Cooper and Sheila Redfern- Performing child protection: home visiting, movement and the struggle to reach the abused child, by Harry Ferguson- Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques, by Mark Rivett and Eddy Street- Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge- Making Social Worlds, by W. Barnett Pearce- Interventive Interviewing: Part III. Intending to ask Lineal, Circular, Strategic, or Reflexive Questions, by Karl Tomm Hope you enjoy. If you do then share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. 'Catch Up' talk to someone whom one has not seen for some time in order to find out what they have been doing.  ("it's always good to catch up with old friends")Your favourite trio of social workers are back with another episode. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene invite you to join their 'catch up' conversation. With a national lockdown in the UK and people feeling more socially isolated than before, it is important for us to make more effort to connect. Just over two weeks have passed in 2021 and your favourite trio grab a hot drink,  jump on the microphones to have a catch up and connect. Join them and think about who you need to catch up with. Hope you enjoy. If you do then share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room via Zoom. Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for a reflective discussion on 2020 and to think forward about a hopeful 2021. In this episode, Nadia, Fran and Eugene highlight the challenges of the last year but also reflect on some positives to take from 2020. The trio discuss the possibility of a hopeful 2021 with a commitment to making the year different and better! Hope you enjoy. If you do then share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room (and over Zoom at times). Your favourite trio of social workers are back again for a conversation about uncertain times. It goes without saying that we are living in uncertain times.  Uncertainty can be present in wider society and in our own personal networks. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss their own  relationship with uncertainty, the impact on society and ideas about how they manage uncertainty. Tune in to hear another thought provoking conversation. If you enjoy this episode then share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room (and over Zoom at times). Your favourite trio of social workers get together once again to have a conversation about the importance of fostering and the role foster farers play.  Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss this topic with Linda Hill and Kate-Marie Travis from LiKa Family Fostering Agency for this enlightening episode. Linda and Kate co-founded LiKa Family Fostering to recruit and train Foster Carers in an innovating, creative and fun way. In this episode, Linda and Kate share their knowledge of the importance of fostering and foster carers for children who are in need of a caring home.  Whether you are a social worker or not, this episode will provide you with a rich and hopefully increased understanding of fostering and foster Carers. If you want to learn more about LiKa Family Fostering then you can find out more via the website at https://likafamilyfostering.co.uk If you enjoyed this episode then share with your friends, colleagues, enemies then leave a review and make sure you follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front rooms (via Skype). Your favourite trio of social workers are separated by the lockdown but connected in the virtual realm! Nadia, Fran and Eugene are back for and episode looking at what Systemic Social Work, in practice, looks like. The team were lucky enough to get the views of Child Protection Team Manager, Rebecca Harvey. Rebecca is a qualified social worker, soon to be Family Therapist and published author. In this episode, Rebecca shares her journey with Systemic Social Work and how the ideas fit in with her day-to-day role as a Team Manager. Many people have asked "what is systemic?" so now's the chance to have the answer in a lot more depth. Tune in and let us know what you think.Join the conversation, remember to leave us a review and pass it on.Keep safe : )
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room (and over Zoom at times). Your favourite trio of social workers get together once again to have a conversation about the importance of being trauma-informed.  Nadia, Fran and Eugene are joined by the brilliantly knowledgeable Dr Karen Treisman, MBE, for this very informative episode.Dr Treisman is a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked with social workers, local authorities, police departments, schools and many other public sector organisations to share her extensive experience of trauma, adversity and attachment. In this episode,  Dr Treisman shares her thoughts on what it means to be trauma-informed, for an individual and for organisations. Whether you are a social worker or not, this episode will provide you with a rich and hopefully new understanding of the role trauma plays in your interactions others and in your place of work. Ensure you tune in for another intriguing and informative episode. Dr Treisman has a webpage with a vast amount of helpful information, resources, tools, worksheets etc. Click the link and check it out. http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk If you enjoy this episode then share with your friends, colleagues, enemies and leave a review and make sure you follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room (and over Zoom at times). Your favourite trio of social workers get together once again to have a conversation about Power. Power is present in all parts of society and in social work. Power can be located in an individual and enacted in relationships. The notion of having power can bring about uncomfortable feelings, an avoidance in talking about power or not knowing what to do with power. In this episode Nadia, Fran and Eugene discuss what power means to them, how it is used in their work and how this all links with being Anti-Oppressive in an active way. Whether you are a social worker or not, this episode will provide you with a rich and hopefully new understanding of the use of power. Ensure you tune in for another intriguing and informative episode. If you enjoy this episode then share with your friends, leave a review and follow The Social Matters Podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The handle is @matterspodcast 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room. Guess who's back. Back again! That's right. They're backkkkkk!Your favourite trio of social workers are back again with a brand new season of topical discussions. In the first episode of Season 3 Nadia, Fran and Eugene talk about the last four/five months since the end of season 2 and how the Black Lives Matter movement has been for them. The movement continues and a lot has changed in the world since their first BLM episode in June. How has the movement been? Has progress been made? How has the high profile murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor changed the world?These are some of the questions Nadia, Fran and Eugene attempt to answer. Tune in to hear their thoughts and join the conversation! 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front rooms (via Skype). Your favourite trio of social workers are separated by the lockdown but connected in the virtual realm! Nadia, Fran and Eugene are back for the final episode of season 2 aka "the season finnaaale". It's been a season full of discussions, reflections, special guests and Covid-19! There have been many matters to discuss but the trio have used the final episode of the season to discuss Racism and the current Black Lives Matter movement.Recorded the week after the George Floyd murder, Nadia, Fran and Eugene reflect on how the week has impacted on them, their thoughts on the movement and what the future holds. There is also a bit of time to reflect on the past season. Be sure to tune in for a pertinent and reflective conversation.If you enjoyed the episode then leave us a review and pass it on to your friends. Keep well and we'll be back in the Autumn! 
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front rooms (via Skype). Your favourite trio of social workers are separated by the lockdown but connected in the virtual realm! Nadia, Fran and Eugene are back for the penultimate episode of season 2. With Covid-19 present in everyone's lives, the trio decided to use this space to have a conversation about human touch. What are their relationships with human touch? How has Covid-19 impacted on this? What does human touch look like in their profession? These are some of the questions that spark a thoughtful and fruitful discussion so make sure you tune in!Join and continue the conversation. If you enjoyed the episode then leave us a review and pass it on to your friends. Keep safe and well people. : )
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room (via Skype). Your favourite trio of social workers are separated by the lockdown but connected in the virtual realm! Nadia, Fran and Eugene are back for another thought provoking episode where they discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Black and Minority Ethnic people. In the past few weeks, reports in the UK media and US media have reported that Black and Minority Ethnic people are dying as a result of Covid-19 at a higher rate than their white counterparts. The reasons and factors around this are currently unknown but the trend is worrying and the uncertainty warrants a conversation.Tune into this episode and join the conversation. If you enjoyed the episode then leave us a review and share with your friends. Keep safe and well people. : )
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room. This is one from the SMP locker. Recorded before the Covid-19 lockdown, Nadia, Fran and Eugene got together to discuss working directly with children. Direct work can be anxiety provoking, awkward, fun, enriching and everything in between! In this episode, the trio have a conversation about the benefits of direct work and what they have used in practice. Super special guest 'Matilda' provides a wonderful introduction to the podcast episode and shares what's been going on in her day. Overall, this is a fun and informative conversation for social workers and everyone else. Tune in and join the conversation!
Three friends that happen to be social workers discuss current social/social work issues from their front room. Your favourite trio of social workers are separated by the lockdown but connected in the virtual realm! Nadia, Fran and Eugene are back for another thought provoking episode where they discuss the impact of Covid-19 on social work. In the space of a few months, our worlds and the world around us has changed and so has social work. How has Covid-19 impacted on the way social workers practice? How has it impacted on social work values and the way children and families are supported? Tune into this episode and join the conversation. If you enjoyed the episode then leave us a review and share with your friends. 
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Zahra

your voice is not really good it has noise

Dec 1st
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Tom Smith

Great podcast. Always excited when a new episode is available. Content is really relevant to all walks of life, not just social work. Looking forward to hearing more!

Mar 27th
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Change Of Plan Podcast

Guys, this is such a good idea. It seems like it's going to be so interesting and useful to social workers and everyone who may come into contact with them at some point. Can't wait to hear more!

Oct 2nd
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