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Frontline police benefit from specialist mental health training, study reveals

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017

Training police officers greatly improves their knowledge, attitude and confidence in responding to incidents in which mental health is a factor.

Social work in China

Posted on Thursday 7 September 2017

The Social Work team were invited to run a summer school in Foshan, China, which provided a valuable forum for cultural exchange on social work

Masterclass on procurement

Posted on Tuesday 8 August 2017

John Habonimana, an international civil servant and SPSW alumnus, gave MPA students their final Masterclass of 2017.


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The Pathway to Extreme Violence and Autism Spectrum Disorders

This seminar will focus on findings which consider the neurodevelopmental and psychosocial risk factors in violent offenders and also learn about where the research has suggested an association with ASD behaviours


Helping or hindering in adult safeguarding: an investigation of practice

This seminar will present findings from a project which examined social work practice and legal responses to situations where third parties obstruct access to adults at risk during safeguarding enquiries.


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