Social Policy and Social Work

social Policy scored 97% in NSS survey

Space for text overlay on banner

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

Studying with us

Feb 2016 taster day button


radio 4, Christine Skinner, Statutory Child Maintenance Scheme, January 2016
SPSW expert on Radio 4's In Touch programme

Posted on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Roy Sainsbury discusses the Government's Green Paper 'Improving Lives'

CHP celebrates 10 years working with European Observatory on Homelessness

Posted on Friday 3 February 2017

The department's continued work with the FEANTSA has led to an international profile in the field of homelessness.

Commonwealth scholarship graduation 2017 january, MPA - international development
Commonwealth Scholars graduate

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2017

Building their skills and careers to improve development in their countries


Still from breaking through CSE animation

SPSW experts in national debate:



Adult Safeguarding: what have we learned about what works best?

Join us in Hull to hear about the latest developments in Adult Safeguarding.


MRC March Book Club

Kate Gridley will lead the MRC Book Club, the focus of which will be a chapter of her recent book 'Life story work in dementia care - what outcomes might we see?'


PhD Symposium: Support, Coercion and Resistance: Social policy in the age of austerity

Social Policy focus on vulnerable women and families, homelessness and Roma migrants


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.

Twitter updates


Yorkshare VLE | Staff Intranet