Policy Press

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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Ending child poverty

Popular welfare for the 21st century?

Edited by Robert Walker

This classic text presents Blair's Beveridge Lecture alongside the views of some of Britain's foremost policy analysts and commentators. It provides a rich tapestry of analysis, insight and reflection that will stimulate critical debate about the shape of British welfare for some time to come.

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Ending the Social Care Crisis

A New Road to Reform

Drawing on the history of social care, international comparisons and lived experience, this vital book outlines a different vision of social care as an essential part of England’s economic and social infrastructure that enables people to live good lives.

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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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Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain

The Dynamics of Diversity

This important book is the first to offer in-depth analysis from the last three UK population censuses focusing on the dynamics of ethnic identity and inequalities in contemporary Britain, with contributions from experts based at or affiliated to the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Evaluation for the Real World

The Impact of Evidence in Policy Making

This valuable book examines the development of evaluation and its impact on public policy by analysing evaluation frameworks and criteria which are available when evaluating public policies and services.

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Evidence, policy and practice

Critical perspectives in health and social care

Edited by Jon Glasby

This edited book provides a hard-hitting and deliberately provocative overview of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice, how policy is implemented and how research can and should influence the policy process.

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The Fall and Rise of Social Housing

100 Years on 20 Estates

Using a unique archive spanning the lifetime of twenty council estates in the UK, this book examines what we can learn from council housing’s failings and successes for building sustainable communities in the future.

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For Youth Workers and Youth Work

Speaking Out for a Better Future

This unique and passionate book calls for a cultural revolution within youth work. Doug Nicholls draws on the best of youth work's past to redesign the youth work map for today. No student or practitioner should miss it.

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The Future for Health Promotion

Taking in to account the practical and ethical issues involved in deciding the appropriate approach to take in efforts to reduce health inequalities, the book assesses what might be the best path forward for health promotion.

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The Future of Children’s Care

Critical Perspectives on Children’s Services Reform

Bringing together a range of perspectives from practice, lived experience and academia, this is an accessible and timely guide to children’s services reform. Critically considering the impact of the MacAlister Review, the book highlights both the positive and negative aspects of reform, before setting out alternative policy and practice directions.

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Great Mistakes in Education Policy

And How to Avoid Them in the Future

Situating the cases of England and Australia within broader global policy trends, this book critically analyses what has gone wrong with education policy. Drawing on wide-ranging research, the authors issue a fundamental challenge to current policy orthodoxies, and identify policy alternatives to make education both better and fairer.

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A Guide to Commissioning for Health and Wellbeing

This book offers you a warm welcome into the often-complex world of healthcare commissioning. Amanda J. Hughes shares personal insights from her commissioning career and practical guidance that will demystify the commissioning cycle and ease the journey as you strive to achieve good outcomes.

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