This site is no longer updated and is for information only. The SWRDU merged with the SPRU at the University of York in January 2008. Current information can be found here
Welcome to SWRDU
The Social Work Research and Development Unit (SWRDU) was established in 1992. It now has 13 research staff and three administrative staff and receives funding from government departments, charitable trusts and local authorities.
Our work focuses mainly on social work and associated services for children and young people. It includes research, dissemination, consultancy and service development in the areas of services for:
SWRDU is part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.