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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Students in lecture


TCSW endorsement of the BA and MA social work programmes

Posted on Monday 15 December 2014

SPSW receives The College of Social Work (TCSW)'quality' mark endorsement

Child Well-Being - Keynote Address

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

Professor Kathleen Keirnan gave a Keynote address on Child-Well Being

Christine Skinner: international expert on child support

Posted on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Christine Skinner had been advising at international level on Child Support Policies

Postgraduate scholarships

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PGWTs for 2014-15

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



Do crisis services have all the answers in crisis care?

This event considers the impact of the Mental Health Crisis Care concordat and debates whether there is a crisis in crisis care. This full day includes practical workshops and presentations from Andy McNicoll,Community Editor of Community Care, Christian Walsh, representative of The College of Social Work and The "Mental Health Cop"; Inspector Michael Brown of the College of Policing gives his perspective on crisis services


Neglected teenagers; research, policy and practice

We are delighted to welcome Professor Mike Stein back to MRC to present some of his most recent research in to the problems and challenges faced by young people leaving care, the experiences of vulnerable young people, including young people running away from home and care and maltreated and neglected teenagers.

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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