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Frontline police benefit from specialist mental health training, study reveals

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017

Training police officers greatly improves their knowledge, attitude and confidence in responding to incidents in which mental health is a factor.


Social work in China

Posted on Thursday 7 September 2017

The Social Work team were invited to run a summer school in Foshan, China, which provided a valuable forum for cultural exchange on social work


Masterclass on procurement

Posted on Tuesday 8 August 2017

John Habonimana, an international civil servant and SPSW alumnus, gave MPA students their final Masterclass of 2017.


Success for Centre for Housing Policy researchers

Posted on Friday 21 July 2017

Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton contribute to report calling for a radical new approach to homelessness


The SIgN project: self-funders and information needs

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

Social Policy Research Unit researchers launch new tools to help self-funders and their relatives navigate the UK care system.


Growth in consumer DNA testing brings new ‘threat’ to those affected by donor conception

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw warns that the rise in direct-to-consumer DNA testing has increased the likelihood of individuals unexpectedly finding out they are donor-conceived, raising important ethical questions


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Carolyn Snell is competing in the Brideshead triathlon to raise funds for the charity Basis

Posted on Thursday 6 July 2017

For the 3rd year running SPSW Senior Lecturer Dr Snell supports Basis Yorkshire by undertaking a major sporting challenge


IMF masterclass

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017

Drawing on 27 years of experience at the International Monetary Fund, Ana Maria Jul brought insights into governance, negotiation and cross-cultural working.


Former student wins research impact prize

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

Dr Harriet Thompson was awarded an ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for her research into fuel poverty.


Joining forces with police to help people in mental distress

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

Dr Nicola Moran and Professor Martin Webber from the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research have developed a training package for officers dealing with people with mental health issues.


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Former SPSW PhD student shortlisted for prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017

Posted on Friday 16 June 2017

Harriet Thomson is recognised for her research carried out during her PhD studies at York


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Understanding the lives of separating and separated families in the UK

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

Lack of data on the lives of separating and separated families is hindering effective policymaking for children and families


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Rebecca Tunstall contributes to poverty audit

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2017

Emeritus Professor Rebecca Tunstall, has contributed to a review of manifesto commitments to tackle poverty.


Housing First Guide Europe
CHP's Housing First Guide Europe is core component of new Housing First Europe Hub

Posted on Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nicholas Pleace continues to advance housing policy practice as part of new pan-European initiative to promote the development of Housing First


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SPSW Social Work lecturer Ed Robson takes on 3 peaks challenge for York Young Carers

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017

Ed follows up last year's marathon challenge and swaps trainers for walking boots


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New and innovative research by the Department on young people entering and leaving care

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017

The Department for Education has published three evaluations carried out by SPSW's Child Welfare Research Group


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SPSW's online postgraduate programmes team receive Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

Congratulations to Professor Ellen Roberts and team for this recognition of sustained excellence and creativity in teaching and learning


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Young people leaving care expert Professor Van Breda visits SPSW

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2017

Adrian Van Breda from the University of Johannesburg is welcomed by the Child Welfare Research Group


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SPSW Improving Children’s Lives online course continues to engage learners from around the world

Posted on Thursday 4 May 2017

Now in its second week the 'Improving Children’s Lives' course gathers momentum


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York becomes first Human Rights City in the UK

Posted on Wednesday 3 May 2017

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw, Honorary Fellow in SPSW and former Senior Lecturer in Social Work, is closely involved in this momentus event


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