School of Social Work & Social Policy News & events
CYCJ study highlights concerns over cross-border secure care
A study by the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has revealed that the most vulnerable children in England and Wales are being sent to secure children's homes in Scotland when places can't be found for them locally.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Higher Education Funding councils have just published the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework assessments. SWSP had the highest quality profile for research publications in Scotland in our REF 2021 unit of assessment, according to the THE’s GPA calculations, with almost half of our nominated publications being classed as ‘world-leading’.
14 May 2022
CYCJ launches 'Thinking About Justice' child led research
Children feel that justice should create an opportunity to learn from mistakes, get access to support, and lead to everyone having a second chance, according to new creative research by the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ).
Exploring awareness of Restorative Justice amongst school children
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has conducted research with school children on their views about Restorative Justice in Scotland, and shared findings in a new report published today.
New website makes space for accessibility
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has launched a new website aimed directly at children, young people and adults who may not be familiar with the justice system.
Understanding Digital Criminal Justice Provision in Glasgow
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has published a report commissioned by Glasgow City Council (GCC) to help better understand the shift to digital criminal justice social work provision in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Cara Jardine appears on Just Humans podcast to discuss latest book
Dr Cara Jardine from the School of Social Work & Social Policy has appeared on the Just Humans podcast, hosted by Dr Alistair Fraser, to promote her latest book, "Families, Imprisonment, and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties".
'Reimagining justice' to build rights-respecting services
For World Children's Day, the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ) has launched a new initiative that will support the design of rights-based services for and with children and young people on the cusp of or in conflict with the law.
CYCJ appoints Fiona Dyer as Director
Fiona Dyer has been announced as the new Director of the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ). As Director, Fiona will lead the national centre towards its ambition of ensuring that Scotland's approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting, contributing to better outcomes for children, young people and communities.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Join Dr Gemma Flynn for a sociological deep dive into the pop culture behemoth that is RuPaul’s Drag Race.
New MOOC - Forced Marriage: Challenges and Dilemmas
A new MOOC has been launched by Strathclyde, which will enable students to develop their knowledge of human rights and societal issues and explore the impact of forced marriage. Registration now open.
CYCJ secure care census finds increase in childhood trauma
The level of exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) experienced by children in Scotland’s secure care estate has increased, according to the second secure care census undertaken by the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ).
Raising awareness of Restorative Justice
To raise awareness of Restorative Justice (RJ) in a Scottish context, the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ) and Community Justice Scotland have created a short animation on behalf of the Scottish Government.
CYCJ Associates Scheme attracts new talent
A top criminal defence lawyer and an academic on the criminology and criminal justice degree at the University of the West of Scotland are to become Associates of the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ).
New ESRC Post-Doctorate Fellow in Criminology!
The School of Social Work and Social Policy is delighted to welcome Dr Kirsty Deacon who joins us as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Introducing the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ)
I am delighted to let you know that CYCJ’s name has changed! From today, we will be known as the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (remaining CYCJ for short).
CYCJ adapts 'Rights Respecting' work for a younger audience
We’re excited to announce that we’ve adapted our 2020 report calling for ‘rights respecting’ reform to Scotland’s youth justice system into a version for younger readers, giving them an understanding of the issues and challenges around Scotland’s youth justice system.
CYCJ publishes research into the impact of COVID-19 on justice experienced children and young people
Today we have published our research report into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people in Scotland, which shows that Scotland’s children and young people are feeling increasingly isolated in lockdown, as restrictions continue.
UKPRP SIPHER Consortium
Kat Smith has recently begun working on the newly funded UKPRP SIPHER Consortium (https://sipher.ac.uk/), which is using complex systems modelling to try to achieve a shift from health policy to healthy public policy.
Comic aims to help young people deal with grief
A comic aimed at helping young people deal with grief and bereavement has been produced in a Scottish Universities Insight Institute funded project involving BRIG members Susan, Sally and Nina and colleagues at the University of Dundee.