Social Policy and Social Work

Department of Social Policy and Social Work (logo on Reception wall)

Social Policy, Social Work, Applied Social Science and Public Management - find out more

Research dissemination activities: Making Research Count and Research Events

REF 2014 - Ranked third overall for research activity in the UK and equal first for its impact

Students undertaking the Murder Investigation policy-practice case study in a 3rd Year module.

Committed to teaching quality - 100% student satisfaction for BA Social Policy, NSS 2013

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Students in lecture


Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results

Posted on Monday 22 December 2014

International impact of research excellence at SPSW is recognised

TCSW endorsement of the BA and MA social work programmes

Posted on Monday 15 December 2014

SPSW receives The College of Social Work (TCSW)'quality' mark endorsement

Child Well-Being - Keynote Address

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

Professor Kathleen Keirnan gave a Keynote address on Child-Well Being

Postgraduate scholarships

Three students in the SRB courtyard



Do crisis services have all the answers in crisis care?

This full day includes speakers Andy McNicoll, of Community Care, Christian Walsh, of The College of Social Work, The "Mental Health Cop", Inspector Michael Brown, workshops on street triage and open dialogue.


Neglected teenagers; research, policy and practice

We are delighted to welcome Professor Mike Stein back to MRC to present some of his most recent research in to adolescent neglect. Mike will be joined by Phil Raws and young people from The Children's Society.

Welcome to SPSW

3rd Year Students in a Seminar

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work and professional development for public managers.

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