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Children, Young People and Families

Our Children, Young People and Families list features work that will make a difference, whether that’s supporting students in their successful study, challenging current policy and practice via the latest research, or offering straightforward practical guidance to those working with children and young people in often difficult circumstances.

Titles range from bestselling textbooks, including the Understanding Childhood Series, to critical monographs such as Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention, which was recently used as evidence at the British Government’s Science and Technology Committee.

Browse Children, Young People and Families articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Sarah Bird

Meet the Editor

Sarah Bird, Commissioning Editor (maternity cover)

I have a background in academic publishing, but took a break from it in the last few years to set up a small, ethical publishing company that produced books for a general audience. What drew me to this job, and back to academic and professional publishing, was the fact that Policy Press and now Bristol University Press publish high quality books, with a strong social mission to promote positive social change in all sorts of areas.

I love working with authors, readers and others to turn the germ of an idea for a book into the best project it possibly can be.

If you are interested in writing for our Childhood and Youth Studies list, please contact me at sarah.bird@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.