Podcasts and webinars


This is a list of free to access podcasts and webinars on safeguarding, health and social care. They have been collected from well-known organisations such as NSPCC and the Social Care Institute for Care Excellence (SCIE).

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. In the event of a safeguarding concern needing to be raised through your practice please firstly follow your own organisations policies and procedures.

Other podcasts are available via mainstream platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Audible (subscriptions may apply).

  • Alliance Scotland - Short form podcasts with guests from across health and social care discussing innovation, good practice and emerging policy in Scotland
  • BBC Podcast: In Sickness and in Social Care - How can health and social care work closer together to keep the increasing number of elderly as well as possible? Dr Kevin Fong meets the people with new ideas and approaches
  • Counselor Toolbox - Tips, tools and tricks to help people achieve their highest quality of life, covering topics that will help people better deal with addictions, mood disorders and understand the interaction between mood, physical health and addiction
  • Helpful Social Work - Helping social workers learn, think and act with integrity so that people who need social work get help that will transform their lives. Each month a different social work topic is discussed
  • National Elf Service - Featuring interviews with leading health and social care experts: researchers, clinicians, practitioners and experts by experience
  • NSPCC Coronavirus - podcast on adapting social work practice: The podcast features an NSPCC children’s services practitioner discussing: safeguarding concerns for the families she works with; keeping in touch with children, young people and families; working with other practitioners to share advice and good practice; and child protection issues as we transition back to the new normal.
  • Podsocs - The podcast for social workers on the run, bringing listeners up-to-the-minute research, diverse and sometimes controversial perspectives on social phenomena; focusing on knowledge and skills and often including expert interviews with cutting-edge information from leaders in the field
  • SCIE: Care to listen - Hear first-hand experiences of what it is like to live and work in the care system
  • Social Work Discoveries - Highlighting social work research projects past, current and future, sharing exciting, innovative, evidence-informed projects that social work researchers have developed and implemented
  • TLAP podcasts - A series of podcast recordings to support health and social care transformation with expert speakers thinking differently about social care
  • The Social Work Podcast - Provides information on all things social work, including direct practice (both clinical and community organising), research, policy, education and everything in between
  • The King's Fund podcast - A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Hear from experts from The King’s Fund and beyond talk about the NHS, social care, and all things health policy and leadership
  • The Mental Illness Happy Hour - A weekly online podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking. The show is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction and other mental challenges which are so prevalent in the creative arts
  • The Social World Podcast - Host David Niven has over 30 years national and international experience in the field of social welfare. The podcast discusses all aspects of the social world including media management, social care, child abuse, children’s services, safeguarding children, vulnerable adults and children, judicial systems, social networking, the influence of the media, and training social workers.


Safeguarding adults training webinar series - A series of six webinars from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) designed for anyone working in or recently joining the health, social care or voluntary workforce. The webinars start on 6th May 2020 and then every Wednesday until 10th June 2020. Each week specific aspects of the safeguarding process will be covered. You can attend one-off sessions to refresh your learning in a particular area or sign up to all six for a complete overview and introduction to safeguarding adults.

Research in Practice - Recorded webinars - Here is a series of webinars taken from ‘Research in Practice (RiP)’ supporting evidence-informed practice with Children and families, Young People and Adults.