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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.

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Our new Social Work and Children, Young People and Families catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

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


Isobel Bainton

Meet the Editor

Isobel Bainton, Commissioning Editor

I came to Policy Press in 2012 from Wiley Blackwell.

Getting to choose who and what we publish is a huge privilege (and responsibility!). I love working with authors from the start of the process, helping them to develop their ideas and shape their book to be the best it can be.

Throughout the process, I maintain overall responsibility for the project and never lose the sense of pride and accomplishment when wereceive the first copies from the printer. Once the book is published and out in the world it’s great to watch how it’s received and what a difference it makes.

If you are interested in writing for our Children, Young People and Families list, please contact me at isobel.bainton@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.