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Children, Young People and Families

by Sam Royston  |  28th May 2020

In the first in this podcast mini-series, Sam Royston, author of 'Broken Benefits: What's Gone Wrong with Welfare Reform', talks about the impact of COVID-19 on families.…Read more

by Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer  |  25th May 2020

Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer discuss how children and young people have been of secondary importance during the COVID-19 response and why this needs to change when it comes to tackling the consequences and effects of the pandemic.…Read more

Alison Body, author of 'Children’s Charities in Crisis', looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the crisis children’s early intervention support services were already facing, but reveals how it also provides the action imperative to commission these differently.…Read more

Aisha K. Gill, Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton, explores the impact the Covid-19 lockdown measures are having on victims of domestic violence, particularly for BME women and girls, and what should be done.…Read more

by Clive Diaz  |  10th April 2020

With demand for child protection services increasing as people are asked to stay inside together, Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', explores how we can keep children, young people, parents and social workers safe.…Read more

by Wendy Luttrell  |  31st March 2020

We live in a society where care is commodified, coerced, invisible and ‘passed on’ to others in ways that sustain inequality. Wendy Luttrell, author of 'Children Framing Childhoods: Working-class Kids’ Visions of Care', shows that it is time for a new narrative.…Read more

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by Stephanie Denning  |  19th February 2020

Stephanie Denning, author of ‘Voluntary sector responses to food poverty: responding in the short term and working for longer-term change’ published in Voluntary Sector Review, explains how the voluntary sector has played a key role in responding to food poverty. Looking forward, she shows how its responses can help with people’s immediate need and also support longer-term change.…Read more

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by Stephen Crossley  |  20th January 2020

Following the announcement of £165 million extra funding for the Troubled Families Programme, Stephen Crossley, author of 'Troublemakers’, reminds us that we have yet to see any significant impact on most of the ‘complex inter-connected problems’ it has allegedly been tackling.…Read more

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by Morag Treanor  |  16th January 2020

Morag Treanor, author of Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive, looks at how the Conservative government's lack of pledges to mitigate the effects of social security cuts will increase, not just levels of poverty for children, but consequent problems for them in relation to health, wellbeing, family stress and physical safety, among other issues.…Read more

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by Malcolm Payne  |  8th January 2020

Malcolm Payne talks with Jess Miles about his new book, How To Use Social Work Theory in Practice, which shows students and newly qualified practitioners how to work with the main theories and practice techniques and pinpoint their strengths and limitations.…Read more