Social Policy and Social Work

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

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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?

think ahead programme, mental health social workers training graduate fast-track, Martin Webber
Our key role in new graduate route into mental health social work

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2015

SPSW to lead the academic training of a new wave of mental health social workers

York to Calais fundraiser by Social Work students from York

Posted on Monday 24 August 2015

Social work students head to France to support migrants in the Calais 'Jungle'


corporate welfare guardian comment, corbyn, kevin farnsworth

SPSW research in national debate:



The Rise of Therapeutic Ethos in Education

Investigating the rise of therapeutic ethos in education related to children, young people and adults in Finland and the UK


Building female dignity and self reliance in the conflict zones of north west Pakistan

A rare opportunity to hear firsthand about Khwendo Kor's remarkable work with women and girls

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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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