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Learn on the go podcast: criminal exploitation and county lines

The parent of a son who was involved with gangs and a youth justice manager discuss how young people get involved with gangs, signs they are being exploited and what good social work with young people and parents looks like.

Strengths-based practice and the Care Act 2014: quick guide

This guide sets out how strengths-based practice is embodied in English social care legislation through the Care Act 2014, specifically through the principle of wellbeing, set out in section 1 of the Care Act, and also through the legislation's other measures on prevention, assessment, determining eligibility, and the making and reviewing of care and support plans.

Learn on the go podcast: social work with transgender people

Podcast episodes

Learn on the go podcast: parental alienation

Two experts explain the term 'parental alienation' and discuss the typical signs that indicate it might be taking place. They outline the impact it can have on children and the importance of the practitioner putting themselves in the child's shoes and not getting caught up in the adult arguments around, for example, contact and custody.

Learn on the go podcast: motivational interviewing

Videos: oppressive and anti-oppressive practice education

These videos show two different approaches in a supervision session between a practice educator and a social work student: one oppressive and discriminatory, the other more supportive and positive, as well as reflective questions and practice tips.

Videos: working with a struggling student

Adult safeguarding and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014