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87% of our research activity is rated as world leading or internationally excellent

social Policy scored 97% in NSS survey

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Beth Moulam
Beth Moulam Awarded Talented Athlete Sport Scholarship

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Beth, an undergraduate SPSW Social Policy student, has added the TASS scholarship to an impressive record of sporting achievements

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Numbers of young with palliative care needs in Scotland rising

Posted on Monday 9 November 2015

York report recommends enhanced care for under 25s with life-limiting conditions

Social Policy in times of austerity, policy press, September 2015, Zoe Irving Kevin Farnsworth
Social Policy in Times of Austerity

Posted on Monday 14 September 2015

What are the new politics of welfare in these times of global economic crisis?


corporate welfare guardian comment, corbyn, kevin farnsworth

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Advocacy in social work; a research and practice event

This event considers the differences and similarities in advocacy with children and young people and adults and offers workshop options suitable for those working with children or adults.


Children's Well-being Roundtable - Cabinet Office

Key research into the aspects of children's lives that have the greatest influence on their subjective well-being

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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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