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Engaging children and adults when there is problematic alcohol and drug use article icon

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Engaging children and adults when there is problematic alcohol and drug use

Providing professional help to families where alcohol or drugs are being used requires a delicate approach, explains Andy Taylor.

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Protecting Our Children: Working with resistance

The series Protecting Our Children shows how, whatever the other challenges, the child has to be uppermost in the processs, finds The Open University's Barry Cooper.

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Stress and rewards: My life as a social worker

What's it really like being a social worker? Ellen Parker - one of the team shadowed for Protecting Our Children - shares the highs and lows.

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Social work and public perception

The media reaction when a social worker makes a mistake can be hugely demoralising for the whole profession - and a one-sided view and scary myths help nobody, says Ben Crang. It's one of the reasons he got involved with Protecting Our Children.

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Building trust and understanding: Reflections on a case

How do you go about supporting a couple and children through a difficult time - with a camera crew in tow? Social Worker Annie Sempill shares the history of a case.

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Protecting our children through tough decisions

Working on a series looking at the lives of social workers reminded Lucy Rai of the challenges of doing the "right" thing.

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OU on the BBC: Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care?

Gerry Robinson visits a number of struggling care homes, examining the way they are run, in a bid to improve conditions for residents.

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The price of old age survey

As a nation, we're getting older - and that costs. We want to hear your opinions on how we pay for old age

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Richard Wilson goes to embalming school

Richard Wilson enrols for the day at embalming school and learns about a fast growing trend

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Studying death

Kate Woodthorpe introduces The Open University Death and Dying course

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Why death and dying?

Although it's something we'll all experience, the idea of a course dedicated to death and dying might seem unusual. Dr Carol Komaromy explains why studying death is not so morbid

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Exorcism in everyday life

Jenny Hockey meets Tom Willis, a Church of England exorcist, and explores his role

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