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What makes a good father? activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What makes a good father?

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and not all families include fathers. But when there’s a father or someone in the fathering role, we all have our own ideas about what makes a good dad. What does a man have to do to earn this title, and have our standards changed over time? Explore our interactive to learn more.

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Do boys need male role models? article icon

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Do boys need male role models?

Is a lack of ‘male role models’ the source of the problems faced by young men today? And does involving more men in boys’ care and welfare make a difference? 

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Forgotten families

It is estimated that there are over 200,000 children of prisoners in the UK. What is the potential impact of parental imprisonment and what support is available?

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Society, Politics & Law

Applying social work law with children and families

This course will introduce you to the law as it applies to social work with children and families in the United Kingdom. You will learn about varying definitions of childhood and family and then explore underpinning principles of the law relating to child rights and parental responsibilities. You will look at the key legislation relating to ...

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5 hrs
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Social work law and UK regulation

Social workers have significant powers, rights and responsibilities in their professional role. The law has a vital role in the regulation of professional practice, and such regulation is important to social workers, as it provides clear boundaries for their practice. Boundaries also provide the public with confidence in the profession. It is ...

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5 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Is my child being exploited? How to spot the signs

Learn to differentiate between typical child and adolescent development and what could be the signs of child criminal exploitation in this short animation and article.

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5 mins
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Society, Politics & Law

An introduction to social work law

This course will get you to consider your initial perceptions of the social work role before exploring what social workers do in their day-to-day practice with people. It will highlight the core values of the social work profession and consider the challenges of applying these values in practice. The course will explore the relationship ...

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5 hrs
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Dying Matters Awareness Week

Learn more about death and dying during this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week: 2nd-6th May with our FREE courses, videos and interactives.

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What is Open Thanatology? article icon

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What is Open Thanatology?

Find out about Open Thanatology, The Open University’s interdisciplinary research group for the study and education of death, dying, loss and grief.

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Health, Sports & Psychology

I had cancer - now stop supporting just me

Jack Brodie, a former young person with cancer, recounts his experience. He discusses what it was like and what he hopes changes for other young people facing the disease in the future.

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A discussion on melanoma (skin cancer) as a teenager

Listen to three podcasts, with Jack Brodie and Dr Wendy McInally discussing young people aged 16 to 26 with melanoma (skin cancer).

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20 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology

My career goal: Social care

You can change lives by using your personal skills to aid those in need. Your communication skills, resilience and empathy are key assets when working in social care, a crucial societal structure that matters to everybody.

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