News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

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

Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges

Description
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), presented 'Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges', at Social Work in a Changing World, at the University of Sheffield on 17 June 2014.
Date:
17/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Podcast: Jacqui Smith and Marcia Shakespeare on the shooting of Letisha Shakespeare and combating gang culture

Description
Podcast of Jacqui Smith (former Home Secretary) and Marcia Shakespeare (mother of Letisha Shakespeare) talking about gang culture and the shooting of Letisha in Birmingham in 2003.
Date:
17/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

Description
Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
16/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Reimagining society in an era of superdiversity: New IRiS Working Paper Series

Description
IRiS Working Paper Series offers a platform to showcase research that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, empirically grounded and policy relevant on the emerging field of superdiversity.
Date:
12/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New publication: The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Description
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-editor with Dr Elena Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Professor Gil Loescher and Dr Katy Long of The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies published today by Oxford University Press as part of its world-renowned Oxford Handbook series.
Date:
12/06/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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