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Care home study highlights Covid's mental toll
Covid-related restrictions have caused mental distress to three out of four people who have relatives in care homes, a study shows.
New research will identify the prevalence of child abuse in Australia and its health impacts
An Edinburgh researcher is part of a team that is identifying for the first time how many Australians have experienced child abuse and neglect.
Social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman
The social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman.
Dr Jackie Gulland wins prestigious award for the year’s best social policy book
Dr Jackie Gulland, Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), has picked up the Social Policy Association’s (SPA) 2020 Richard Titmuss award for the year’s best book in the field.
Edinburgh researchers part of ESRC-funded study on global responses to domestic violence and abuse under Covid-19
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) are part of a new international study launching later this month to examine global responses to domestic violence and abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.
New tools to aid restorative justice in Scotland
Dr Steve Kirkwood, Senior Lecturer in Social Work has launched a new toolkit aimed at people involved in designing, setting up or extending restorative justice services.
SPS Social Work graduates fast tracked for a key role in the community
Writer Dr Aileen Ballantyne tells the stories of five Edinburgh social workers - three newly qualified social workers and two practising social workers gaining further qualifications at the School - and their experiences working in the community.
Care home study maps lockdown impact on families
A new study is to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents.
New short film created to strengthen social work practice and improve the experience of families
A powerful short film showing the perspectives of six women involved with child welfare and protection has been created to improve the experience of families involved in these processes.
Social work students qualify early to join fight against Covid-19
Social Work students are graduating early to help deliver health and social care services during the pandemic.
SPS team helps create new safe space for child victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland
A revolutionary new house designed to protect, support and get justice for child victims and witnesses of crime is to be opened in the west of Scotland, with work underway to identify a suitable location, thanks to £1.5 million raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.