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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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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Fixing Britain’s Broken Legal System

An Agenda for Government

This book is a manifesto for change that showcases new policy ideas for the next government to fix Britain's broken legal system.

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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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A Year Like No Other

Life on a Low Income during COVID-19

Telling the stories of low-income families, this book exposes the ways that pre-existing inequalities, insecurities and hardships were amplified during the pandemic in the UK and offers key policy recommendations for change.

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British Legal Reform

An Agenda for Change

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The Practitioner Guide to Participatory Research with Groups and Communities

Avoiding both over-simplification and jargon-riddled complexity, this book is an invaluable, straightforward guide to participatory research for you and your fellow practitioners working with community groups and organisations.

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What Matters and Who Matters to Young People Leaving Care

A New Approach to Planning

EPDF and EPUB are available open access under CC BY NC ND licence. This publication was supported by University of Essex's open access fund.

Peter Appleton builds on research interviews with care-experienced young adults, and on cross-disciplinary theories of planning and of emotions, to develop a model of planning for young people leaving care.

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