Social Policy and Social Work

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Scholarships for professionals in developing countries to enable them to bring new skills to their public service roles

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2016

The Department is delighted to partner with the CSC and welcomes our new students

jade ward with poster at EUSARF conference
SPSW peer research promoted at international conference on global child welfare

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2016

Jo Dixon and Jade Ward present two studies on the welfare of young people at EUSARF in Oviedo Spain

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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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SPSW Public Lecture - 21st Century welfare: a story of lone mothers, work and family

Professor Jane Millar delivers first public lecture of new season


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.


Breaking through: Moving on from child sexual exploitation - Launch event

First public launch of resources created using real stories of moving on from CSE


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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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