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Report reveals adoption breakdown rate and the experiences of adoptive families in crisis

9 April 2014

The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families.

Professor Ken Fox selected as Alumni Fellow at Kansas State University

7 April 2014

Professor Ken Fox has been invited back to Kansas State University (KSU) College of Human Ecology after been selected as their 2014 Alumni Fellow. Alumni Fellows are students who have gone on to 'distinguish themselves' in their careers, and are invited back to give a lecture and share their expertise with students.

Dr Debbie Watson to lecture at Open Research Seminar in Finland

7 April 2014

Dr Debbie Watson, Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies and member of the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, is to lecture in Oulu, Finland on 6 May, about ‘Creative research methods in studying children’s and young people’s wellbeing’.

Dr Finn Mackay to speak in HowTheLightGetsIn Festival in May 2014

7 April 2014

Dr Finn Mackay, of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, will be speaking in the HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye, in May 2014. The festival is dedicated to philosophy, art, science, politics and music.

KOBRA Award 2014 for Masters in Public Policy Students

2 April 2014

Kobra Ahmadi was a former Masters in Public Policy (MPP) student from Afghanistan, who tragically died in 2013 before she could graduate with distinction. Each year the MPP programme presents awards for Best Dissertation and Best Overall Student of the Year. In her memory, the MPP team decided to also award a Kobra award to the Best Overseas Student of the Year.

SPS remembers Joan Langan

21 March 2014

SPS remembers Joan Langan