Social work

Social workers work with people and families to help improve their lives. This could be protecting vulnerable people from harm or abuse or supporting someone to live independently. Social workers support people, act as advocates and direct people to the services they may require. Social workers often work in multi-disciplinary teams alongside health and education professionals.

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Our Social work team

Our vibrant Social work team will provide you with experience, research expertise and innovative thinking to test and develop your degree experience with us. Lecturer Alan Murphy has presented papers to Skills for Care and Joint Social Work Education Conferences on observation and assessment in practice settings, Dr David Saltiel has presented his research about decision-making in child and family social work at national conferences and Sarbjit Kaur Hayre has a background in adult social work, particularly mental health and older people.

The team has further expertise with Dr Stephanie Steels’ interests in ageing populations and global public health issues and Dr Richard Slade who is working social cohesion conflict transformation.

Broad-ranging placements

Our placements are in a range of cities in West Yorkshire in differing service areas: for instance homelessness, drugs and alcohol and mental health. Service user groups include children, users of mental health, adults with learning difficulties and older adults. We have excellent partner relationships across a range of sectors. Feedback from our students highlights the positive and varied learning experiences within placements.

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