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Welcome to the Department of Social Work and Social Care, which is based in the School of Social Policy. As the oldest running social work education programme in the country established in 1908, we are proud of our history and we are committed to continuing our work to raise professional social work standards and promote good practice.
Discover more about our undergraduate, postgraduate and postqualifying programmes.
Read about our research projects in the department of Social Work and Social Care.
Find an academic member of staff in the department.
Courses for those working in leadership and management, children and families and community justice.
Posted 25 September 2017
Dr Lisa Morriss, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Birmingham has been awarded the BASW Kay McDougall British Journal of Social Work Prize for an article looking at the newly created role of the Approved Mental Health Professional.
Posted 18 September 2017
Three participants in the Tri-City Social Work Exchange – including University of Birmingham's Professor Jon Glasby - explain how they left a visit to Chicago feeling more pride about their own way of working.
Posted 02 August 2017
With everything from shops and salons to cinemas and cycling, Paul Burstow discusses a new scheme encourages residents to take control of their lives by designing care homes.