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Podcast: How do you help children who cannot speak?

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Surrey’s children with disabilities team demystify their role and explain some of the skills needed to work in this specialist field of children’s social work

Children with disabilities are some of the most vulnerable in society because of their complex needs.

This episode of our Employer Zone Insights podcasts, sponsored by Surrey County Council, explores the skills required to work with children who are often non-verbal and panellists also debate the issues of best interests and deprivation of liberty.

The social work role in helping these children is discussed by four expert panellists from Surrey’s children with disabilities team – Steve Howe, a team manager, Corrie Haxton and Marie Green, who are both advanced social workers, and Aimee Gillett, a newly qualified social worker.

It will help those who want to know more about the role and might be interested in working in this specialist field of social work. This episode would also be of interest to those wanting to learn about some of the social work approaches used in such complex cases.

Listen to the podcast below or find it on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Alternatively, read the podcast transcript.


Interested in finding out more about Surrey’s children’s services? Attend their virtual open evening on Mon, 5 July 2021 from 4.30pm 

Alternatively check out Surrey’s Employer Profile, detailing all you need to know about working and living in this beautiful county, or email cflworkforceteam@surreycc.gov.uk to ask a question or find out about the latest vacancies

NB Did you know podcasts count towards your CPD for Social Work England registration renewal?