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

REF 2014 - Ranked third overall for research activity in the UK and equal first for its impact

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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Meredith Newlin receives an American Association for University Women Fellowship

Posted on Friday 17 April 2015

The AAUW award is very prestigious and highly competitive.

Prison bars
What will be the effect of the music group in HMP Wealstun?

Posted on Friday 27 March 2015

Can it lead to positive outcomes for inmates?

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Rights, responsibilities and redress?

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Research on policy and practices for Roma inclusion in ten EU Member States.

Postgraduate scholarships

Three students in the SRB courtyard



Visual impairment and deafblindness; a research and practice event

This event brings together a recent study from the University of York; "Vision rehabilitation services: what is the evidence?" and research and practice experience from Staffordshire University in the area of social work for people who are deafblind.


Mental Health and Homelessness: New Understanding and New Solutions

A reconceptualization of the relationships between mental health problems and homelessness leading to new forms of intervention.

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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