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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

Adult social care "unfit for purpose", health experts warns

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The adult social care system is "fundamentally broken" and "unfit for purpose" health experts warn today (9 October), amid calls for a radical shakeup for service provision. This damning indictment of the social care system comes as the Care Bill returns to Parliament today and is contained in a new policy paper issued by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council, following an in-depth study of adult social care provision by local authorities across England.
Date:
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing and Communities Research Network Fourth Seminar and Networking Event

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All are welcome to the fourth Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar on 8 October on 'Tackling Empty Homes in Japan and the Midlands: What role for community-led action?'
Date:
Monday 23rd September 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences

Third Sector Partnerships in Northern Ireland Report is published

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The Final Report of a three year project led by Professor David Mullins on Third Sector Housing Partnerships in Norther Ireland has now been published by the Northern Ireland Houisng Exective and welcomed by the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Asociations Chief Executive.
Date:
Wednesday 28th August 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Richard Lang to deliver Plowden Lecture

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Following his three month fellowship with David Mullins at the Housing and Communities Research Group from April to June 2013, Dr Richard Lang from Austria will deliver the first William Plowden Lecture at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, Waterloo, in London on Thursday 12 September.
Date:
Thursday 8th August 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IASS academics attend International Sociological Association conference

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Four current researchers from IASS attended the 'International Sociological Association' conference in Amsterdam recently on the theme of 'At Home in the Housing Market'. It was organised by Richard Ronald, Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, who joins IASS from September 2013.
Date:
Thursday 8th August 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IASS academic attends European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) in Tarragona

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Professor David Mullins attended this year's ENHR conference in Tarragona. The theme was 'Overcoming the Crisis: Integrating the Urban Environment' and was attended by around 400 researchers.
Date:
Tuesday 6th August 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Superdiversity and language: Notes from a social policy perspective

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A paper entitled 'Superdiversity and language: Notes from a social policy perspective' by Dr Jenny Phillimore of IRiS, has recently been published.
Date:
Monday 8th July 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Tackling Anti-social behaviour: Reflecting on Peabody Study

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All are welcome to this open seminar where Dr Chris Allen, Dr Kathryn Farrow and Ozlem Ogtem Young will present their recent report on 'Supporting Peabody Communities - a fresh approach to anti-social behaviour'.
Date:
Wednesday 5th June 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Brief: Are the Credit Unions failing or are they re-positioning themselves for the future?

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CHASM's Ricky Joseph contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief and asks the question 'Are Credit Unions failing or are they re-positioning themselves for the future?'
Date:
Friday 24th May 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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