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

Studying with us

Students in lecture


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

Christine Skinner has a very busy summer!

Posted on Friday 5 September 2014

Dr Skinner is active with the DWP, the ESRC and the Korean Women's Development Institute

Postgraduate scholarships

Three students in the SRB courtyard

PGWTs for 2014-15

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



Roma; employment and routes to inclusion in the UK

This Seminar will bring together key findings from some of the latest comparative empirical research in the field of Roma inclusion, with a specific focus on employment. It will provide a greater understanding of experiences of Roma, focusing specifically on their perceptions of the key barriers to accessing employment. Furthermore, it will explore how ‘Roma and employment’ are sometimes framed in debates by non Roma, and the impact this can have on the initiatives that are developed. The Seminar hopes to provide a forum for discussing potential ways forward for the inclusion of Roma in the labour market, but also Roma inclusion more broadly.


Thriving and surviving in social work

A full day of continuous professional development that will appeal to newly qualified and more experienced social workers and those working in social care. The latest research and practice, with topics covering childrens and adult's social care.

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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