In Frontline’s new podcast, Stories of Change, we’ll be joined by amazing people and organisations who share our mission to bring about social change and make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families. You’ll hear their stories and advice and, I hope, join in the conversation as we learn together along the way.
Daniel Comach: Going back to the heart of social work
In this episode, we spoke to Frontline fellow and Principal Social Worker, Daniel Comach. Having been in the profession for 18 years, Daniel is passionate about changing the system so social work, and social workers, can be the best it and they possibly can. Being family led is at the core of this belief, as is doing more to build stronger relationships with communities. He talks us through an initiative he is working on with other fellows that, by working alongside other partner agencies, he hopes will bring back human relationships and connectedness, and change the way that families engage with and view the service.
“I’m Beth Vecchione, Frontline fellow, social worker, and podcast host for series two of Frontline’s Stories of Change. To share a bit more about me, I grew up in Oxford. When I was born, my dad wanted to call me ‘Betty’, which he still does to this day! From an early age, I’ve loved to dance. Staying active helped me to keep out of trouble and focussed as a teenager. In 2019, I set up ‘Care to Dance’ – a social enterprise that uses dance to improve the wellbeing and confidence of children in care. I believe it’s so important for young people to have a safe and caring space to go and express themselves. As podcast host, I’ve enjoyed hearing from others who are making a difference. I also like to talk…a lot…to the extent that the young people I work with through Care to Dance have given me the nickname ‘Stacey Solomon’!”
Learning from Lockdown
In this special series, we heard from amazing people and organisations who had adapted to the coronavirus pandemic, lessons they’ve learned along the way and expectations for life after lockdown.
Learning from Lockdown’s host
“I’m Leila Hidayat, Events Officer at Frontline, and podcast host for this special edition of Frontline’s Stories of Change. To share a bit more about me, I grew up by the seaside in Kent. I am of dual heritage, spending my early years in Indonesia and the south of France. I am passionate about people, and the charity sector. In my spare time, I volunteer for St Christopher’s Hospice and Save the Children. A funny lockdown routine I’ve got into is cycling from my home in south London to my favourite chicken shop as part of my daily exercise! I’ve learnt a great deal along the way, and have enjoyed speaking to and hearing stories and advice from amazing people who are doing everything they can for children and families at a difficult time. I hope that you enjoy it too!”