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Welcome to Learn on the go, a Community Care Inform podcast where we discuss what the latest research findings mean to your practice.

In this episode, we asked two experts to talk about their research into burnout among child protection and learning disability social workers.

The experts
Paula McFadden is senior lecturer in social work at Ulster University.

Jill Manthorpe is professor of social work at King's College London, director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and NIHR senior investigator emeritus.

The podcast is presented by Ruth Hardy, assistant content editor at Community Care Inform.

0.00 – 10:30
Paula McFadden gives a summary of her research into the burnout experienced by child protection and learning disability social workers, based on a Community Care survey of our readers.

10:31 – 14:40
Jill Manthorpe discusses what their research has found on supervision, caseload weighting and stress experienced by learning disability social workers.

17:00 – 19:40
Jill Manthorpe discusses the possibility of there being named social workers for adults with learning disabilities, and how this might affect practice.

19:30 – end
Jill Manthorpe and Paula McFadden discuss why the learning disability workforce is aging and how to futureproof the workforce. They summarise the research and thank everyone who took part.

McFadden, P; Manthorpe, J and Mallett, J (2017)
'Commonalities and Differences in Social Work with Learning Disability and Child Protection: findings from a UK ‘Burnout’ national survey'
British Journal of Social Work

McFadden, P (2015)
Measuring burnout among UK social workers: a Community Care study
Reed Business Information: Community Care
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