In Frontline’s podcast, Stories of Change, you’ll hear from amazing people and organisations who are bringing about social change for disadvantaged children and families. You’ll hear in their own words how they are making a difference and how you can apply the lessons they’ve learned to social work.
Change starts with a conversation.
“If anti-racism doesn’t exist for social workers, can it exist for service users?” with Wayne Reid
Wayne Reid is an anti-racism visionary for the British Association of Social Workers (BASW). Over the last year, in light of the murder of George Floyd, and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, Wayne has taken action to address racism in social work. His experiences as a Black male social worker, means he understands some of the challenges that children and families, and practitioners, from different minority groups can face.
In this episode, Wayne shares his thoughts on how we, as social workers, can challenge and hold ourselves, our teams and employers, to account when it comes to being anti-racist. He talks about the work he is most proud of to date, and the wider impact he hopes to make as an anti-racism visionary.
“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, you’ll hear from inspiring people and organisations who adapted to the coronavirus pandemic and what you can learn from their experiences.