Take a look at our list of useful and free to access podcasts and webinars on safeguarding, health and social care. They come from well-known organisations such as the NSPCC, the Ann Craft Trust and The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).
Please note that these podcasts are NOT a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. You will need to refer to a health or social care professional for this.
Other podcasts are available via mainstream platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Audible (subscriptions may apply).
- Ann Craft Trust: Safeguarding Matters (external link) - In each episode the host talks to a special guest to chat about an aspect of safeguarding
- The AoCPP (Association of Child Protection Professionals) Podcast: Preventing Child Exploitation with Kelechi Ukandu (external link) - Mark Pearson, Trustee at the AoCPP, talks to Kelechi Ukandu about child exploitation and what practitioners and organisations can do to prevent it, with a focus on the partnership working and good practice going on in London.
- Association of Child Protection Professionals: Fabricated and Induced Illness: Professional Dilemmas with Dr Sarah Steele (external link)
- Care to listen to our young people? (external link) - Hear first-hand experiences of what it is like to live and work in the care system
- Contextual Safeguarding Network: What is contextual safeguarding? (external link) Several podcasts that discuss different aspects of contextual safeguarding
- Coronavirus, and helping children with autism (external link) - Episode 4 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin
- Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU): The basics of safeguarding (external link) - Guidance to help sports clubs and organisations put safeguarding measures in place
- Hate speech (external link) - What is hate speech and how to counter it? Podcast from SWGfL. How would you define hate speech? Listen in to this great conversation from Andrew and Gareth on the complicated topic of hate speech. SWGfl are a charity which is dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology through innovative services, tools, content and policy, nationally and globally.
- NSPCC Learning Podcasts - Child protection and safeguarding (external link)
- NSPCC Learning Podcast - Infants and child development (external link)
- ACAMH Podcast - Dr Jon Goldin on the coronavirus and child mental health. (external link)
- ACAHM Podcast - Professor Elaine Fox discusses the risk and preventative factors around mental health including the role of resilience, cognitive and effective flexibility, memory bias and negative bias (external link)
- Perinatal mental health (external link) - From pregnancy up to a year after birth, women and their partners can be affected by a number of mental health problems The NSPCC speak to experts about two programmes that support parents with their mental health - Pregnancy in Mind (PiM) and Baby Steps
- A range of videos, podcasts and webinars from the Contextual Safeguarding Network (external link)
- The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health: In Conversation (external link) - Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE, Head of The Mental Health Priority Area at The Welcome Trust discusses the programme’s current work. The programme’s overall vision is of a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems.
- The Dove Self-Esteem Project Podcast: The Beauty Myth and Body Talk for Parents (external link) - a free resource designed to help parents boost children and young people’s self-esteem and body confidence
- Safeguarding: Why the housing industry has a duty of care (external link) - How property professionals can be alert to and act upon potential signs of child abuse and neglect
- Safeguarding in Educational Guardianship with AEGIS (external link) - Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals, talks to Yasemin Wigglesworth, CEO of AEGIS about their work in providing accreditation for guardianship organisations providing services to international students aged 18 and under and studying in the UK.
- Social World Podcast (external link) - Listen to a variety of podcasts, where a variety of people talk about work within safeguarding, social work, health, current affairs and ethical arenas
- The Sex Ed Diaries - Listen to a variety of podcasts about relationships, sex and health education (external link)
- Learn on the go: the Community Care podcast (external link) - Discussing the latest research, theories and practice issues, and what they mean for social workers
- NSPCC: Helping children recover from domestic abuse podcast - To mark Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together's (DART) ten-year anniversary, NSPCC invited the service and its partners to talk about the impact DART has had on children and families
- ACAMH podcasts - Associate Professor Mina Fazel talks about child refugee mental health (external link)
- Talk with Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor about understanding the journeys of Muslim children in the care system, as well as her first hand personal insight into the subject as an adoptive mother (external link)
- Social Work England on professional development - the importance and benefits of continuing professional development (CPD) for registered social workers, the aims of Social Work England and top tips
- A range of podcasts discussing the work of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (Soundcloud) (external link).