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Welfare conditionality
Welfare Conditionality Project launches final findings at Westminster

Posted on Thursday 7 June 2018

Research calls for rebalancing of sanctions and support, review of the system and end of benefit sanctions for disabled and vulnerable people.

Child Protection Across Borders

Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018

Professor Nina Biehal presents findings from her latest research at an international conference in Florence.

Carolyn Snell competing in triathlon for charity

Posted on Wednesday 30 May 2018

Dr Carolyn Snell will be completing the triathlon for charity, Basis Yorkshire.


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Join us at the SPA Annual Conference 2018, 11 to 13 July 2018, for: In the Shadow of the 2008 Crisis: Social Policy Ten Years On


Child protection systems and outcomes: a comparative perspective

At this event, delegates will hear about a study involving England, Germany, and the Netherlands, which has compared child protection policies, systems and practice to understand their impact on children and families.


In the Shadow of the 2008 Crisis: Social Policy Ten Years On - SPA Annual Conference 2018

We are delighted to be hosting the 2018 Social Policy Association (SPA) Annual Conference at the University of York. The city of York has a social investigative heritage that has profoundly influenced the shape of Social Policy in the UK and beyond. We hope that our 2018 conference will provide continuing inspiration for analysis and debate.


Improving outcomes for looked after children using evidence based practice and commissioning

This all-day workshop will present findings from action research which provide important messages for commissioners, practitioners and providers of services for looked after children.


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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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