Social sciences

Social Sciences - Health - Sep 30
As the UK's second largest city, Birmingham has a higher proportion of children subject to child protection plans than the UK as a whole, with 35% of children living in poverty. The closure of schools as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures may have harmed children as child abuse was not reported, a new study examining the numbers of child protection referrals made in the first few months of 2020 has found.
Social Sciences - Health - Sep 29

Digital technology can present both opportunities and harms to young people and their mental health. A new research project is asking for young adults to take part in a UK-wide online survey to identify the importance of adolescents' digital technology use to consultations about mental health.

Health - Social Sciences - Sep 17

Marie Curie and the University of Glasgow are calling for action to improve the care and experience of dying people in hospitals. Following a series of seminars with leading experts undertaken before the coronavirus pandemic, the organisations found that despite examples of good care, many hospitals are still not identifying enough patients who could benefit from palliative care, and who are unfairly missing out on the right care at the end of life.

Social Sciences - Event - Sep 16

A Somerset study into the most effective way to tackle domestic abuse has received a positive response from its first participants. Barnardo's in Somerset has been funded by the University of Bristol to deliver weekly groups to local men and improve safety for their partners, ex-partners and children.

Social Sciences - Campus - Sep 21

Homicides near schools negatively impact on the educational attainment of children, a new study in the Journal of Labor Economics reports.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - Sep 16

Emotional difficulties were consistently elevated among children and young people from low income households over a month of lockdown compared to those from higher income households.

Social Sciences - Politics - Sep 16

Hundreds of prisoners are being released into homelessness in Wales, new research indicates. The report, from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre, shows 543 people were released from Welsh prisons without a fixed address to return to in 2018/19*.

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