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Creation of innovative carers educational video resources

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2016

Social work lecturer and student collaboration produces new educational media materials

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Welcome back Jack!

Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2016

SPSW welcomes back former PhD student Dr Jack Chan as visiting Associate Professor of Sun Yat-sen University, China

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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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SPSW experts in national debate:



Referrals and child protection in England

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


Children’s experiences of domestic violence: understanding agency and resistance strategies

Dr Jane Callaghan on how children make sense of their experiences of living with domestic violence.


Living in fear: experience of hate crime and victimisation amongst people with learning disabilities and autism

Research findings capturing the experiences of people with learning disabilities and autism, families, carers and The Police.


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