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Report calls for radical rethink on support given to released prisoners recovering from addiction

Posted on Tuesday 16 July 2019

A major new report examining the help given to prisoners recovering from addiction has set out a series of “blueprints” which its authors say could “transform” the way prisoners are supported once they have served their sentence.

Christine Skinner hosts Australian colleagues from the International Network of Child Support Scholars

Posted on Thursday 4 July 2019

Ongoing comparative research on separated parent families is discussed at York

Researchers say benefits sanctions should not be imposed on veterans

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019

A new study linked to Welfare Conditionality has revealed that ex-service personnel with physical and mental health problems are struggling to navigate a ‘baffling’ benefits system.

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Events

Mon
22
Jul

9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

The conference will be held from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July.

Wed
11
Sep

The end of the line; the impact of county lines on young people in target destinations

Prof John Pitts will outline the evolution of drug distribution in England and Wales, its impact upon youth gang crime and its effects on young people and their families

Wed
20
Nov

Is there a ‘best’ time for a person with dementia to move to a care home: emerging findings

Jill will discuss new research investigating what (if any) may be an optimal time for a person with dementia to move to a care home.

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