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Ex-citing times for Welfare Conditionality

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018

WelCond research is widely cited in recent UN and parliamentary reports.

South Korean policymakers visit York

Posted on Tuesday 20 November 2018

During October, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work hosted a visit from South Korean researchers and officials working in the field of social care.

Yvonne Birks
Major boost for social care research

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2018

Social care research at the University of York will receive a share of £20 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), boosting research to improve adult social care across the country.


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Signs of Safety: What can change, and what’s harder to change?

Implementing approaches to safeguarding children; how Signs of Safety impacts on casework and practice


The Right to a Relationship

This event will look at the barriers facing people with learning disabilities in developing and sustaining sexual relationships.


Understanding and responding to Forced Marriage, ‘Honour’-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence;

This seminar covers specific forms of violence against women. Hear from an eminent researcher and a colleague with personal experience. Suitable for those who are new to this work and those with prior experience.


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