Government websites

UK Government websites contain a vast amount of freely available material which you can use to support your studies including legislation, statistics, guidelines and reports.

Government Departments

The following government departments are especially useful for applied social science students:

  • Department for Education (DfE) The department responsible for all aspects of policy affecting children and young people.
  • Department of Health The department responsible for policies and legislation affecting health and care.
  • Home Office The lead government department for immigration, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) The department responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy.
  • Ministry of Justice The department responible for protecting the public and reducing offending and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system.

Agencies and Public Bodies

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