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Policy Pathways to Justice in Energy Efficiency , caz snell, mark bevan, 2016, Association for the Conservation of Energy, The Children's Society, and Disability Rights UK
Policy Pathways to Justice in Energy Efficiency research team - Conference activities

Posted on Tuesday 25 April 2017

The team (Carolyn Snell, Mark Bevan and Ross Gillard) present their research in Spain and Boston, USA

Remarkable timing for our Brexit and EU migration debate

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2017

Welfare Conditionality Project impact officer Janis Bright's event report on ‘Brexit: what welfare, what rights for EU migrants in Britain?’

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Social Policy and Social Work launch free online course on child well-being

Posted on Thursday 13 April 2017

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work launches pioneering online course


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SPSW experts in national debate:



Identifying and Responding to Alcohol Problems in Older Adults

Explore attitudes towards alcohol misuse and older adults, identifying problems, intervening, referring, and providing treatment.


IDN Seminar: Philanthropy and international development - bridging ideas, institutions and time

This seminar will be jointly hosted by the York International Development Network, The York Management School, and the Centre for Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy


Improving outcomes for looked after children and care leavers

This seminar will provide a summary of evidence and theory relevant to improving outcomes for care leavers and looked after children. It will also offer practical solutions to improving commissioning and practice to increase the number of children and young people who experience positive outcomes.


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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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