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Policy and practice

Policy Press publishes policy review and polemic books that aim to challenge policy for, or thinking about, a certain field of policy or practice as well as books aimed at a practice audience. These books are written in an accessible style whilst being academically sound and appropriately referenced.

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Hearing the Voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities

Inclusive Community Development

This book charts Gypsies Romany and Travellers community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations which support them. It describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intersectional discrimination across Europe.

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Rebuilding Britain

Planning for a Better Future

This unique book asks how Britain can organise itself to build a fairer and sustainable society. It explores the value to society of social town planning and offers a doorway for how planning both morally and practically can help to meet key challenges of the 21st century.

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Education, Disadvantage and Place

Making the Local Matter

Challenging current thinking, this important book is the first to focus on the role of area-based initiatives to tackle the link between education, disadvantage and place. Aimed at all those actively seeking to tackle disadvantage, including policymakers, practitioners, academics and students.

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Understanding Restorative Justice

How Empathy Can Close the Gap Created by Crime

This unique book is a clear and detailed introduction that analyses how restorative justice nurtures empathy, exploring key themes such as responsibility, shame, forgiveness and closure. Using case studies, the book offers a fresh angle on a topic that is of growing interest both in the UK and internationally.

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Reclaiming Local Democracy

A Progressive Future for Local Government

Combining theory and international practice,this book examines how local government can develop active citizens and make a difference to the well-being of those in disadvantaged areas.

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Moving on from Munro

Improving Children's Services

Four years after the publication of the influential Munro Report (2011) this important publication draws together a range of experts working in the field of child protection to critically examine what impact the reforms have had on multi agency child protection systems in this country, at both local and national level.

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Poverty and Inequality

Edited by Chris Jones and Tony Novak

An examination of the consequences of poverty and inequality and the challenge they pose to the engaged social work academic and practitioner.

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Adult Social Care

An historical overview of adult social care that locates the roots of the current crisis in the under-valuing of older people and adults with disabilities and in the marketisation of social care over the past two decades.

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Personalisation

Edited by Peter Beresford

One of Britain's foremost social work academics, Peter Beresford, challenges the personalisation agenda and its consequences on service users.

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Mental Health

Jeremy Weinstein draws on case studies and his own experience to develop a new model of practice in mental health social work.

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Ethics

Edited by Sarah Banks

Sarah Banks emphasises the importance of reclaiming professional ethics for social work, and outlines a preliminary framework for a situated ethics of social justice.

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Children and Families

Leading researchers from across the globe look at the negative impact neoliberalism has had on children's services.

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