News and events

Professor Alan Bryman presenting at York Policy Review event


Building social work research capacity in India

Posted on Friday 22 June 2018

SPSW's Professor Martin Webber welcomes collaborative research team from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in India.

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.

York child poverty experts publish latest findings

Posted on Tuesday 29 May 2018

SPSW researchers analysis on the increasing child poverty gaps is featured on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.


Upcoming events


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.


Systems-centered Training Week: A practical approach to change

The annual training week in York is well–established and offers five parallel courses to meet participants’ developing requirements.