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The moral compexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

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Sue White, Professor of Social Work for Children and Families, contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children

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Dr Nando Sigona of the Institute for Researchinto Superdiversity (IRiS), writes in 'The Conversation' in a recent article entitled 'Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children'.
Date:
Thursday 10th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Cinderella law' proposals are unhelpful and draconian

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Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, contributes to an article in 'The Conversation', commenting on the proposed 'Cinderella law'.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Karen Rowlingson discusses the potential outcome of this week's budget

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Academics from the University of Birmingham, including Professor Karen Rowlingson from the School of Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), contributed to the latest Birmingham Perspective, to discuss the potential impact of this week's budget on ordinary people and the British economy.
Date:
Tuesday 18th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Moving from the individual to the relational: child protection reimagined

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Brid Featherstone, Professor of Social Care, The Open University, Sue White, Professor of Social Work, University of Birmingham, and Kate Morris, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Nottingham contribute to Blog 'Moving from the individual to the relational: child protection reimagined'
Date:
Monday 28th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Thinking again about how to protect children

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Professor Sue White and colleagues from the Open University and the University of Nottingham feature in an article in the Guardian Professional on how to protect our children.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

University links with local Third Sector to 'End Youth Homelessness'

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Professor David Mullins in the Housing and Communities Research Group, School of Social Policy is working with colleagues across the University to support St Basils to make Birmingham the first UK City to adopt the 'End Youth Homelessness' pledge.
Date:
Thursday 10th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Reimagining Child Protection: Towards humane social work with families

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Social Policy academic Professor Sue White, together with colleagues Professor Brid Featherstone and Kate Morris will next year publish 'Reimagining Child Protection: Towards Humane Social Work with Families'. Drawing on years of experience, they argue that the current dominant model of social work geared to crisis intervention, hampered by bureaucracy and form filling and with a continuous turnover of staff, won't do.
Date:
Thursday 10th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Healthcare of undocumented migrant children

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Nando Sigona analyses the predicament of undocumented migrants and the way the uncertainty and stress of the family struggle, as well as restricted access to healthcare services, impact the mental and physical well-being of the children.
Date:
Tuesday 21st May 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New report published on the prevalance of neurodisability in young people who offend

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A new report from the Children's Commissioner entitled 'Nobody made the connection: The prevalence of neurodisability in young people who offend' is based on a review of published evidence conducted by the University of Birmingham and University of Exeter.
Date:
Friday 19th October 2012
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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