Social Policy and Social Work

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

social Policy scored 97% in NSS survey

Studying with us


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SPSW in the news

Posted on Tuesday 9 February 2016

Our research is hitting the headlines

working welfare report, Roy Sainsbury Blog, ESA
Working welfare

Posted on Monday 8 February 2016

Sickness and disability benefits debate

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Medical tourism - SPSW researchers present in Hong Kong at International Symposium

Posted on Wednesday 27 January 2016

Drs Horsfall and Lunt contribute to 'Innovation in Health Service Delivery' symposium


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SPSW research in national debate:



Enacting co-production workshop

Second in ESRC Seminar series on Reimagining Professionalism in Mental Health


Developing an approach to engaging fathers within children’s social care

Gavin Swann, Head of Service, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, London Borough of Croydon, will lead this interactive event.

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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