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News in brief - May 2014

Posted on 31 May 2014

Latest activities of SPSW staff and students

Department news

The Department and the Vice-Chancellor welcomed Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, and Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, who discussed the future of social work with staff, students and practice educators on 9 May 2014. The Chief Social Workers then went on to the York Priory Centre as part of an event organised by our Making Research Count initiative.

Professional activities

Dr Christine Skinner attended a government research review meeting on 12 May 2014 at the Department of Work and Pensions to advise on child maintenance policy evaluation.

Dr Aniela Wenham presented an invited talk on innovation in youth work at a conference in London on 13 May 2014, drawing upon her expertise using qualitative longitudinal research.