The School of Social Work, Care and Community is proud of its national reputation for delivering high quality education for social work, social care, the children and young people’s workforce, and community leadership and engagement. The School has a vibrant community of research-active staff engaged in a wide range of research activities that make a difference to the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, and which influences policy and practice both strategically and at grassroots level.
The School of Social Work, Care and Community is the largest provider of social work education in the UK with a reputation for delivering high quality education.
We offer a wide range of courses in Social Work, Social Care and Community Development allowing you to study in a range of relevant subjects, depending on your interest.
We have long standing relationships with a wide range of agencies across the North West where students are supported to gain practical experience through undertaking placements, work experience and volunteering.
One of the significant strengths of the School of Social Work is its liaison with external agencies and those seeking, or representing those seeking, the services of social agencies.
We also work with those wishing to develop their expertise through research and training. The School has a wealth of experience and expertise to bring to such relationships and previous examples include:
The School has the ability to call upon a wide range of colleagues from a variety of discipline backgrounds, to carry out training needs analysis.
From this analysis the team are able to suggest, develop and implement training interventions geared around the resolution of short-term problems or the facilitation of longer-term strategies.
Centre for Citizenship and Community
Provides support for policy, research, learning and local practice in community engagement and social inclusion.
Psychosocial Research Unit
Works to promote and develop research that uses psychosocial methods.
Connect Centre for International Research in Interpersonal Violence and Harm
Conducts research to influence change and to prevent and reduce all forms of sexual, gender based and interpersonal violence against adults, children and young people.
The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation
Promoting and researching participation, inclusion and empowerment.
Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership
Designing and delivering world class courses, projects and volunteering opportunities in the UK and internationally.