Social Policy and Social Work

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87% of our research activity is rated as world leading or internationally excellent

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Studying with us


York to Calais fundraiser by Social Work students from York

Posted on Monday 24 August 2015

Social work students head to France to support migrants in the Calais 'Jungle'

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Can there be a Global Social Policy? - Launch Event Report

Posted on Wednesday 12 August 2015

York’s new Professor of Global Social Policy examines the prospects for greater global co-operation in tackling poverty and social injustice at launch event for new research centre

Simon Cauvain takes up role of Equality and Diversity Champion for the Department

Posted on Monday 3 August 2015

New Forum of champions promotes awareness of equality and diversity issues in the everyday operation of their department


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SPSW research out now:



Systems-Centered Training - A practical approach to change: 13 - 18 September 2015 York

A week of training and workshops catering for different levels of Systems-centered training


Safeguarding children and young people; messages from research, implications for practice

Join our experienced panel of experts to hear the latest messages from reseach and consider the implications for your own practice.

Welcome to SPSW

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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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