The Social Work Tutor Podcast

By Social Work Tutor

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Social Work Tutor, Matt, Tilly and Karen take a lighthearted and humorous look at issues that matter to social workers in the real world. From politics and policies, to dating and ethical dilemmas, there's something for everyone.

Episode Date
Have our social work leaders abandoned us?
01:43:33

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss...

* How our social work leaders have abandoned us

* Changing the system

* What BASW pay themselves in wages

* The eerie world we now live in

* And so much more...

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(Ps- sorry for the poor sound quality on my microphone this week)

Mar 31, 2020
How do we do our jobs now?
01:28:20

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss...

* How we can do our jobs during the Coronavirus pandemic

* What social work will look like with a stripped back service

* The insulting lack of national social work leadership

* Our heroes in the health service

* And so much more...

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Mar 19, 2020
Panic on the streets
01:25:16

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss...

* The Coronavirus panic

* Social work responses to the pandemic

* SWT's disastrous love life 

* Working from home

* And so much more...

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Mar 12, 2020
Are you worried about the Coronavirus?
01:19:47

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss...

* The Coronavirus

* Moving house

* Sharing your flaws

* Sex workers

* And so much more...

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Mar 05, 2020
Is a lack of resources failing children in care?
01:09:49

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss...

* Is a lack of resources failing children in care?

* Skinfades

* Protesting social workers

* Family life

* And so much more...

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Feb 27, 2020
What's in your social work toolkit?
01:18:16

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss...

* What's in your social work toolkit?

* Chickpea loving

* Having more confidence in your social work ability

* Changes to immigration law

* And so much more...

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Feb 20, 2020
Do social workers need to sort out our own lives before telling others how to live theirs?
01:21:36

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss...

* Do social workers need to sort out our own lives before telling others how to live theirs?

* Backpack bullying

* Social work hypocrites

* Matt Bee's book club (reborn)

* And so much more...

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Feb 13, 2020
Does it matter what you wear to work?
01:32:36

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss...

* Does it matter what you wear to work?

* Flirting in cars

* The State of The Union

* How to be an American social worker

* And so much more...

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Feb 06, 2020
Where are our social work role models?
01:19:58

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* Where are all our social work role models?

* SWT's love of The Boss

* The legalisation of cannabis

* Being cool

* And so much more...

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Jan 30, 2020
Should social workers be more grateful?
01:19:50

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* Whether social workers need to start being more grateful in our jobs

* How not to offend your wife

* Balancing your work and your life

* The powers to innovate in your practice

* And so much more...

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Jan 23, 2020
Why did you become a social worker?
01:04:10

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss

* SWT learning to stop being so much of a d**k

* Our reasons for becoming social workers

* The fated pasts which set us on the path to this profession

* British car-based outdoor pursuits 

* And so much more...

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Jan 16, 2020
New Years Resolutions for Social Workers
01:13:31

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* Our favourite books, movies and albums of 2019

* New years resolutions

* Hopes for the coming year

* An outlook for social work in 2020

* And so much more...

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Jan 09, 2020
The Christmas Wind-down
01:07:32

In this week's episode SWT and Matt go on a meandering Christmas wind-down.

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Dec 19, 2019
General Election 2019 Live Special
53:19

In this live special, SWT and Tilly discuss the General Election 2019 and predicted outcomes based on the exit poll

Dec 12, 2019
Should social workers be dispatched on police emergency calls?
01:01:42

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss:

* Social workers being dispatched on 911 calls

* Effective collaborative working 

* The need for a 24/7 social work service

* Our political allegiances

* And so much more...

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Dec 12, 2019
How can we get better at celebrating good social work practice?
59:53

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss:

* Avoiding the hero narrative in social work

* Celebrating good social work practice

* The Social Worker of The Year Awards

* Essential car user allowance

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and get exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

Dec 05, 2019
Are social workers to blame for parents murdering their children?
01:02:38

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss

* Christmas ham

* Being thankful

* Karen's exciting news

* Parents who murder their own children

* And so much more...

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Nov 28, 2019
You've got my permission to have sex
49:28

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* Tilly's love life

* SWT's two month hiatus

* Needing permission to have sex

* Social work royalty

* And so much more...

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Nov 21, 2019
Is there room for alternative therapies in social work?
52:52

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss

* Bake sale ethical dilemmas

* Alternative therapies in social work

* Eating tea with service users

* Drinking beer by the gallon

* And so much more...

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Sep 25, 2019
How often should you go above and beyond in social work?
01:05:14

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The World of Warcraft

* Going above and beyond in social work

* Drinking tea with service users

* Smoking cannabis with service users

* And so much more...

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Sep 18, 2019
Should there be a social worker in every school?
42:42

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* The Autumn blues

* Social workers in community settings

* Dress codes for social workers

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and sign up for exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

(Ps- sorry for the audio issues on this week's show)

Sep 11, 2019
The social work senior manager sex pest
01:16:02

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The social work senior manager suspended after telling female colleague 'I like a nice set of baps'

* Matt Bee's 'social work good news stories'

* Whether we should be sharing news about social workers who do wrong

* How to switch off after a hard day at work

* And so much more...

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Aug 28, 2019
The social worker who was stabbed to death during a home visit
01:08:03

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* The social worker who was stabbed to death during a home visit

* Long-distance romances

* Getting more men into social work

* How little social workers are valued by society

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and sign up for exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

Aug 22, 2019
How can you rediscover your love for social work?
01:10:39

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss

* Tubing

* Rediscovering your love for social work

* How we decided to become social workers

* Mass shootings

* And so much more...

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Aug 15, 2019
Why do people who aren't social workers keep telling us how to do our jobs?
01:00:47

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* Making new friends

* Why people who aren't social workers keep trying to tell us how to do our jobs

* Being more positive about social work

* Gaming the political system

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and sign up for exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

Aug 08, 2019
Why are we normalising violence against social workers?
47:05

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* The social workers learning Krav Maga to keep themselves safe

* The acceptance and normalisation of violence against social workers

* Can you be a good parent and a good social worker?

* Whistle-blowing on bad practice 

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and sign up for exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

Aug 01, 2019
We'll take your kids away if you don't pay your school lunch bills!
47:00

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss

* Being threatened with CPS for not paying your school lunch bills

* Tom Selleck

* The Democratic party nominations 

* Professional thresholds 

* And so much more...

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Jul 25, 2019
Free coffee for social workers?
59:04

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* KISS

* Raving

* Free coffee for social workers

* What we would do if we weren't social workers

* And so much more...

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Jul 18, 2019
Fit to Practice if you Think Homosexuality is a Sin?
54:27

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* Felix Ngole

* Team away days

* Feeling like you're not ready to be a social worker

* Holiday romances

* And so much more...

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Jul 11, 2019
Do Social Workers Moan too Much?
47:44

In this week's episode SWT and Karen discuss

* Independence Day

* Teflon Don

* The therapeutic power of moaning 

* Listeners in the Alps

* And so much more...

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Jul 04, 2019
Is Social Work at Breaking Point?
57:14

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* A new survey that declares social work is at 'breaking point'

* Knowing when it's time to walk away

* Self-care music therapy

* Crediting your partner for her research

* And so much more...

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Jun 27, 2019
Social Workers Sued for Negligence
48:56

In this week's episode SWT and Tilly discuss

* Social work employers being sued for negligence

* Preventing burnout

* Tinder for horses

* Drinking breast milk

* And so much more...

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Jun 20, 2019
Are Social Workers Paid Enough?
57:57

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* Social work wages

* Father/daughter rap duos

* Choosing your social work specialism

* A new podcast host

* And so much more...

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Jun 13, 2019
Parenting as a Social Worker
40:06

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The arrival of SWT's son

* Love Island

* Parenting as a social worker

* Lebanese takeaways

* And so much more...

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Jun 06, 2019
Did University Prepare you for Social Work?
41:03

In this week's special pre-recorded episode SWT and Matt ask 'Did university prepare you for social work?'

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May 30, 2019
Social Work Book Club
41:29

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The best fictional books about social workers

* Giving up on bike rides

* Improper bank etiquette

* Telling people you're a social worker

* And so much more...

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May 23, 2019
Social Work Pornography
01:02:00

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The social worker who was fired for making pornographic movies

* Can you have an imperfect life outside of social work?

* Motorbikes and mindfulness 

* Positive social work stories

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and sign up for exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

May 16, 2019
Did Social Work Change You?
50:01

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* A dating agency for social workers

* Dinner with your ex

* How much social work changes you as a person

* Book reviews

* And so much more...

Support the podcast and sign up for exclusive content and rewards at Patreon.com/socialworktutor

May 09, 2019
Social Work Risk
50:19

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* Risk assessments in social work

* 'Name and Shame' social work groups

* Objective vs subjective assessments

* Appropriate behaviour in antenatal classes

* And so much more...

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May 02, 2019
Social Work Made me Fat
41:53

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The weight-gaining affect of social work

* Stress-eating

* Long walks on the beach

* Easter egg cheesecakes

* And so much more...

Apr 25, 2019
Social Workers on Strike
45:15

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The social workers voting for strike action

* How councils only respond to public pressure

* Exercising with your dog

* Saving water

* Self-care for social workers

* And so much more...

Apr 18, 2019
The Social Worker on £1100 a day
40:03

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss

* The social worker earning £1100 a day

* How directors need to listen to service users and social workers

* Getting married at first sight

* Preserving your energy

* Supporting people who have been groomed to commit crimes

* And so much more...

Apr 11, 2019
Social Workers on Cocaine
40:53

In this week's episode SWT and Cara discuss:

  • The social worker who stole £28k to buy cocaine
  • Unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • Mother's Day
  • Standing up as a student
  • Panini makers
  • And so much more...
Apr 04, 2019
The Social Work Student who Thinks Homosexuality is a sin
46:15

In this week's episode SWT and Matt discuss:

  • The social work student who thinks homosexuality is a sin
  • Freedom of speech vs freedom from consequence
  • Feeling like you're not good enough
  • Anxiety as a student on placement
  • The Notorious BIG
  • And so much more...
Mar 28, 2019
The Singing Social Worker
54:12

In this episode of The Social Work Tutor Interviews series, SWT speaks to 'The Singing Social Worker' Edd Donovan.

Mar 25, 2019
World Social Work Day 2019
01:00:46

In a special episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Matt discuss:

  • World Social Work Day 2019
  • Promoting the importance of human relationships
  • How we should really be celebrating today
  • Alternative themes for World Social Work Day
  • And so much more...

We also hear from over 40 worldwide social workers about what World Social Work Day means to them

Mar 19, 2019
Social Work PTSD
59:54

In this week's episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Matt discuss:

  • The impact of PTSD and vicarious trauma on social workers
  • Ineffective social work unions and associations
  • Shamima Begum
  • Raising the profile of adult social work
  • Worldwide social work
  • British hobbies
  • And so much more...
Mar 14, 2019
Social Work Recruitment Crisis
31:31

In the very first episode of The Social Work Tutor Interviews series, SWT speaks to recruitment experts Chris Griffin and Laura Baxter from Social Personnel about: 

  • The social work recruitment crisis in the UK
  • Why 1 in 6 social work positions are vacant
  • Changing the public perception of social work
  • The differences between permanent and agency work
  • Getting paid with a pint of beer
  • And loads more...
Mar 11, 2019
Work/Life Balance for Social Workers
01:01:42

In this week's episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Matt discuss:

 

  • Work/life balance for social workers
  • Cuts to children's services
  • The challenges faced by adult social workers
  • Alternative careers outside of social work
  • The impact of austerity
  • Buying craic
  • And so much more...
Mar 07, 2019
Romancing foster carers
01:11:07

In the second episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Cara discuss:

  • Trying new things in the bedroom
  • Valentines gifts
  • A social worker getting struck off for sending underwear pictures to a foster carer
  • How much we are really getting paid as social workers
  • Challenging your heads of service
  • And loads more...
Feb 21, 2019
Dating as a social worker
01:05:31

In the very first episode of The Social Work Tutor Podcast SWT and Cara discuss:

  • Dating as a social worker
  • The perils of being married to a man like SWT
  • Christmas festivities
  • The HCPC spending £17,000 on a party
  • How to deal with feeling like you're not good enough
  • Imposter syndrome
  • And loads more...

 

 

Feb 13, 2019