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Applications welcome from SPSW, SPRU or CHP PhD candidates‌ for PGWT jobs - 2016 (PDF  , 187kb)


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Professor Alan Bryman presents at York Policy Review workshop

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2016

Less Talk, More (Inter) Action workshop explores innovative social science research practices

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Family separation research continues to have impact

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

Christine Skinner's research on 'Guiding parents through separation' contributes to Resolution's strategic planning

Professor Jonathan Bradshaw
UK child poverty gaps increasing

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung explore how child poverty gaps in the UK are increasing


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Systems-Centered Training - A practical approach to change: 11 - 16 September 2016 York

A week of training and workshops catering for different levels of Systems-centered training


The internet and social media: challenges for child and family social work

Latest research on use of technology and social media by children and young people; implications for social work.


Referrals and child protection in England

Prof Andy Bilson presents research on the first national study of the English child protection system.


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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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