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Forces veterans and benefit sanctions

Posted on Wednesday 25 April 2018

Welfare Conditionality consortium releases new report.

Kate Gridley blogs for 'Research in Practice for adults'

Posted on Tuesday 24 April 2018

SPRU researcher shares work on dementia.

Donor Conception Network 25th anniversary

Posted on Wednesday 18 April 2018

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw speaks at a celebratory reception at the House of Lords.


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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


Male Depression

Join us to hear about male depression and the different ways of encouraging men to seek help.


Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

Fran Carter, Rowena Davis and Susan Gantt deliver SCT and SAVI workshops in London, 11 – 14 June 2018


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.


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