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Mar 31, 2012

In spring 2012 the Scottish Association of Social Work awarded the title Social Worker of the Year to Sandy Watt, a senior mental health officer and practice teacher with North Lanarkshire Council. In this episode Sandy talks to Iriss's Rikke Iversholt about his 30 years in social work and the changes that the sector...


Mar 17, 2012

Dr Carole Comben, University of Stirling speaks about a study that was conducted on the role of the palliative care social worker in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children of adults who are receiving palliative care.

The background is that whilst there is a stress on the importance of the family in...


Mar 16, 2012

Edwina Grant, an independent psychologist and Chair of Scottish Attachment in Action, introduces a meeting of SAIA with a discussion of the importance of physical and emotional safety and 'the dance of attunement'.

Recorded at Scottish Attachment in Action network seminar, why attachment matters for all.

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Mar 16, 2012

Mary McKenna (independent social work consultant) in discussion with Barbara Godden about her experience of contact with the birth family of her adopted children, now in their teens.

Recorded at the Scottish Attachment in Action network seminar, why attachment matters for all.

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Mar 16, 2012

Mary McKenna (independent social work consultant) examines key aspects of managing contact, looking after a child's needs, the purpose of contact, assessing key relationships and the legal context.

Recorded at the Scottish Attachment in Action network seminar, why attachment matters for all.

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