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.
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
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.