News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Period poverty: why one in ten young women struggle to afford pads and tampons

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A survey by the charity Plan International UK found that one in ten girls or women aged 14 to 21 in Britain cannot afford sanitary towels or tampons.
Date:
17/10/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

New Birmingham Fellow wins prestigious award

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Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow in Social Policy, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, has been awarded the Peter Townsend Prize from the British Academy for her book, 'Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain' which examines the lives of people using a Trussell Trust foodbank in Stockton-on-Tees, North East England.
Date:
03/10/2017

Researcher wins British Journal of Social Work Prize

Researcher wins British Journal of Social Work Prize
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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.
Date:
25/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report

Britain could face new winter of discontent as families grow weary of trying to make ends meet – report
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The UK could face a new winter of discontent as households count the cost of nine years of lost growth, the authors of a major new study into financial inclusion have warned.
Date:
21/09/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

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There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.
Date:
20/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Tri-City Social Work Exchange - What we learned about social work in England by visiting America

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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.
Date:
18/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

National Action what I discovered about the ideology of Britain's violent neo-Nazi youth movement

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Chris Allen in The Conversation: Five serving members of the army have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to National Action.
Date:
16/09/2017

The Conversation Channel 4's The State disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong

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Chris Allen in The Conversation: on Channel 4's The State. Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
Date:
16/09/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences
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