Social Policy and Social Work

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

Research dissemination activities: Making Research Count and Research Events

An international reputation for social research making a difference locally, nationally and internationally 

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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Heat or Eat: food and austerity

Posted on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Dr Carolyn Snell is beginning a new collaborative project with Sheffield University looking at eating and heating issues

Publications and presentation activities of the International Centre for Mental Health and Social Research

Posted on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Following its launch in June the ICMHSR presents at DARE in Belfast and produces several publications

Nina Biehal presents at EUSARF Conference

Posted on Friday 5 September 2014

Professor Biehal presented two papers to the conference of the European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents

Postgraduate scholarships

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PGWTs for 2014-15

Apply to be a postgraduate who teaches for 2014-15.



Best safeguarding practice in residential care and supported living services for adults with learning disabilities

This seminar will report some of the findings from a research study which examined the extent to which support staff in residential care and supported living services share a consistent understanding of what constitutes poor or abusive practice when working with adults with learning disabilities. The findings suggest a need for clearer guidance for frontline staff regarding abuse and poor practice, in order to improve the quality of their practice and to ensure that when abuse occurs it is reported to the appropriate authorities.


Why Should I Vote? Understanding Youth Vote Decline - Event for 6th Formers and other Pre University Students

Over the last 50 years the youth vote has declined dramatically. What's behind this trend? Join a lively and engaging afternoon of ideas sharing for 6th Formers and other young people

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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