News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Transition to adulthood of former unaccompanied minors - new ESRC grant

Description
Dr Nando Sigona is co-PI on a new ESRC research project on young migrants subject to immigration control in Europe.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants

Description
A new IRiS Working Paper by Simon Pemberton, Jenny Phillimore and David Robinson addresses causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants, through a detailed review of academic and policy literature in this latest addition to the IRiS Working Paper series.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC to support Age UK's Integrated Care Programme

Description
HSMC's Professor Jon Glasby is supporting research being undertaken by Age UK to understand the impact of more person-centred, integrated care on outcomes for older people and for the health and social care system.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

World Refugee Day

Description
Friday 20 June was World Refugee Day, ''a time to commemorate the strength and resilience of the millions of people around the world who are forced to flee their homes due to war and human rights abuses''
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Public Services Social Value Act: The gap between policy and practice

Public Services Social Value Act: The gap between policy and practice
Description
In January 2013, assessments of the social value of public services became officially enforced via the Public Services (Social Value) Act (2012). For the first time, public sector commissioners are legally required to consider the wider social, economic and environmental benefits of services in the procurement process.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Mother, child and state: the moral complexities of child protection

Description
University researchers have drawn attention to the numbers of children successively compulsorily removed from the same mother through the family courts. The Nuffield Foundation-funded work, by Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Judith Harwin of the Universities of Brunel and Manchester, has caused a flurry of media interest, with the BBC noting that 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases, affecting 22,790 children. Professor Sue White contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
27/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

One Million Unsung Heroes: Secret Change Leaders of the NHS

One Million Unsung Heroes: Secret Change Leaders of the NHS
Description
At the NHS Confederation earlier this month, undoubtedly there were some elite speakers: Andy Burnham, Jeremy Hunt, Norman Lamb, Simon Stevens. They had some 'big ticket' agendas including co-commissioning, integration, place, patient voice, big data and finance all aimed at doing more for less to a higher standard.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

New publication: Sans Papiers - The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants

Description
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-author with Professor Alice Bloch and Professor Roger Zetter of Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants published by Pluto Press.
Date:
17/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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