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Social Policy Research Unit granted International Society for Child Indicators Impact Award

Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2019

The Social Policy Research Unit and The Children's Society have been awarded the 2019 International Society for Child Indicators Impact Award.

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The China Partnership Programme and student integration

Posted on Tuesday 6 August 2019

Dr Sabrina Chai, director the China Partnership Programme, discusses the importance of student integration.

Academics guest-edit a special issue of the Journal for Poverty and Social Justice

Posted on Monday 29 July 2019

Academics have guest-edited a special issue dedicated to self-employment and social protection in Europe.

Researching rough sleepers

Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2019

A new project will be looking at improving access to healthcare for people living rough.

International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Tuesday 23 July 2019

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research hosts conference providing insights into leading social work practice and research.

Academic receives International Recognition Award from the UK Social Policy Association

Posted on Friday 19 July 2019

Professor Nick Ellison received the award from SPA President, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, at the Association's annual conference.

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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.

The Children's Worlds project June conference at the University of Nantes

Posted on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Results were presented from the first 22 countries participating in the 'Third wave' phase of the project.

Majority of children in care have experienced significant abuse and neglect

Posted on Thursday 20 June 2019

A joint study by researchers at the Universities of York and Stirling has found that 90% of children in Scotland who go into care when aged five or under have experienced significant abuse and neglect before they enter the care system.


Study reveals everyday technology helps fight loneliness

Posted on Friday 14 June 2019

A new report suggests that people feel less lonely when they have access to everyday technology such as a radio, television or tablet.

Bright Futures Practice Guide launched at the National Leaving Care Forum

Posted on Friday 31 May 2019

SPSW researchers with York Cares and Peer researchers share new guide.

Memorial tribute to Chris Edmondson

Posted on Friday 17 May 2019

Founder member of the SUPA group is remembered as an inspiration to staff and generations of students

Academics publish in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2019

Dan Horsfall and Neil Lunt have articles within the current JEMS Special Issue on transnational medical travel.

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw presents paper at an international symposium

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2019

Dr Crawshaw presented her paper exploring the contemporary challenges of queer and trans reproduction.

Department of Social Policy and Social Work moves into the UK top ten.

Posted on Wednesday 1 May 2019

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Social Work. The Department is ranked 9th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Coastopia - showcasing the Utopian visions of young people in Scarborough.

Posted on Wednesday 24 April 2019

SPSW researchers Aniela Wenham and Hannah Jobling co-produce creative research project with Sidewalk Youth and artist Lucy Barker to create ‘Utopian’ art installation.

Specialist Dementia Nurses Support Carers with the most Complex Needs

Posted on Tuesday 16 April 2019

Having contact with a nurse who understands dementia and has the time to get to know their situation could improve carers' confidence and help them to feel supported.

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Sleep-out for SASH

Posted on Monday 8 April 2019

More than 100 people slept rough in York recently and raised more than £17,000 for a youth homelessness charity.

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