Social Work

Social Work is professional discipline centred around people. It makes a distinctive contribution to promoting and securing the wellbeing of children, adults, families and communities. Social Work is concerned with the personal, practical, psychological and social aspects of people’s lives and it makes a particular contribution in situations where there are high levels of complexity and conflicts of interest.

Social work takes place in a variety of organisations: local authorities, NHS Trusts, the voluntary and private sector, social enterprises and higher education institutions. Our Social Work team focus on the development of research and practice that enhances the wellbeing of individuals and their wider communities, underpinned by values of human rights, social justice and inclusion.