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Community art and music projects to celebrate the life of Connor Sparrowhawk

An incredible meeting of community projects will come together on Sunday, 26 June at Warwick Arts Centre. The event is to honour the life and mourn the death of Connor Sparrowhawk, who died aged 18 while a temporary patient in a specialist NHS treatment and assessment unit for people with learning disabilities in Oxford.

Mon 13 June 2016, 10:18 | Tags: Community and region, Social Affairs

BAFTA-nominated actor narrates anti-bullying film

A new animated film narrated by the star of the BBC drama In The Flesh highlights the issue of the bullying of disabled children and young people.

Luke Newberry, who also appeared in the 2012 film Anna Karenina and BBC’s Sherlock, has lent his voice to the video which is based on research co-authored by Dr Stella Chatzitheochari from the University of Warwick.


New report reveals hundreds still dying in detention - Commissioner and University of Warwick academic speaks out against deaths

An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Fri 18 March 2016, 11:49 | Tags: mental health, WMS, Social Affairs

Coventry under the cuts to be examined

The effects of austerity Britain on Coventry & Warwickshire are to be discussed at a public meeting which will bring together local charities, campaigners and academics.


Parents positive about classes

Mums and dads are likely to sign up for parenting classes – but only if there is adequate funding, according to new research.

Academics at the University of Warwick have conducted a three year trial to evaluate the success of the classes proposed by the Government.

Thu 21 January 2016, 16:13 | Tags: CEDAR, social sciences, children, research, psychology, Social Affairs, Education

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