News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.


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What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida

What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida
Description
The far-right, anti-Islam protest movemement Pegida has so far been largely based in Germany and has had limited success in the UK. But around 300 people are expected to attend a march in Birmingham.
Date:
10/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The collapse of Kids Company - a settling of accounts

Description
Kids Company, the high profile charity founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh to work with severely disadvantaged young people, became insolvent and closed its doors in August 2015. This came after an apparent stand-off with the UK government over funding, close media attention and finally the announcement of a police investigation over allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the charity.
Date:
10/02/2016

Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict

Description
All are welcome at this forthcoming event with Dr Kamran Khan, from the University of Leicester: Making the nation 'safer' and the monolingual mindset: 'suspect communities' and multilingualism in intelligence and armed conflict.
Date:
09/02/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Potential role of social enterprise within health and social care

Description
HSMC have been working with the Public Policy Institute for Wales to consider the potential role of social enterprise within health and social care.
Date:
09/02/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

'Hidden' - a compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers

Description
The Children's Society invite you to the Birmingham launch of 'Hidden'. 'Hidden' reminds us that while the official figure of young carers is 166,000, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Nando Sigona interviewed by SciDevNet on the impact of the Danish migration law

Description
SciDevNet, the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, interviews Dr Nando Sigona on the impact of the Danish Law on stripping asylum seekers of financial assets to contribute towards the cost of the asylum system.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Denmark migration law: A sign of things to come?

Description
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed for Al Jazeera's 'Inside Story' to talk about Denmark's adoption of a law that enables seizure of asylum seeker assets.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Resources to support improving urgent care for older people

Description
HSMC and Contact Consulting have provided an evidence review to the recent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People recently held by the NHS Confederation.
Date:
02/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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