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Scottish Dementia Working Group: video interviews with members

Includes clips from Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, celebrating the achievements of its members, all of whom are diagnosed with dementia, as well as interviews with, and presentations by, members.

University of Dundee User and Carers Group

This film explains how the Service User and Carer Group at Dundee University was established.

It explains how members help to influence Social Work Education and the impact carer's and service user involvement has on student development.

Prisons; Sex culture (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes two segments, the first on prisons. Laurie Taylor visits England’s oldest prison, the Tower of London, to talk to ex-prison governor and criminologist, Professor David Wilson, about a new project whose aim is to bring fans of prison drama into contact with penal experts and reformers.

Women and cocaine (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at why drug addiction is on the increase. The number of women taking drugs has always lagged behind the number of men, but research shows that the ratio of girls to boys aged just 11 who've admitted using drugs is roughly the same. It's also claimed that the number of children placed on the child protection register because their parents have a drugs problem now exceeds those children listed because their parents drink.

Social workers (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at the stereotypes surrounding social workers, in light of a new six part documentary which follows a year in the life of social workers from a children’s services unit in Bristol. Host Jenni Murray is joined by Annie Hudson, Head of Children's Services with Bristol City Council and Clare Phipps, a social worker with the Looked After Children Team. Jenni asks them how we can change public perceptions of what seems to be one of the most vilified professions in the country.

Interview with Sharon Shoesmith on BBC Woman's Hour 7 February 2009.

This is the first broadcast interview with Sharon Shoesmith, former Director of Haringey Childrens Services, following the death of 'Baby P'. She talks about the case, her department’s failings, her refusal to resign and how she has responded to the vilification.

Sharon Shoesmith. LIsteners' responses to the BBC Woman's Hour interview broadcast on 7 February 2009.

Recording of listeners responses to some of the issues raised in the BBC Woman's Hour interview with Sharon Shoesmith, former Director of Haringey Childrens Services, following the death of 'Baby P'. Broadcast on 9 February, 2009.

Children in care (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series asks if children who get taken into care should be looked after by strangers or by members of their own family. The Children's Act says children should be looked after by family members - if they want to take on the responsibility and are deemed suitable. But on Woman's Hour, the Family Rights Group says family and friends are too often ignored or rebuffed by social services. If the family does get approved they don't always get the financial support they need.

Life as a teenager (Radio 4 series: The seven ages of humanity)

Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity, presented by Connie St Louis. These four programmes explore the teenage years. The first programme looks at the hormonal changes that are the hallmark of the teenage years, the second looks at teenage behaviour and the third at how adolescents relate to those around them. The final programme of the series looks at the later stages of adolescence.