Social Policy and Social Work

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

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

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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ICMHSR Martin webber, collaboration mental health
Developing new approaches to dealing with policing and mental health problems

Posted on Friday 31 July 2015

ICMHSR is part of a new collaboration between academics and North Yorkshire Police

First ever Criminology students graduate

Posted on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Last Friday saw the first ever Criminology students graduating from the University of York!

Kate Brown, Policy Press
Should 'vulnerability' be handled with more care?

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

New research explores current concepts, practice and realities


Daniel Foster-

New report out now:



Systems-Centered Training - A practical approach to change: 13 - 18 September 2015 York

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


Safeguarding children and young people; messages from research, implications for practice

Join our experienced panel of experts to hear the latest messages from reseach and consider the implications for your own practice.

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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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