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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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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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School Scandals

Blowing the Whistle on the Corruption of Our Education System

Pat Thomson takes on England’s muddled education system and exposes fraudulent and unethical practices, including the skewing of the curriculum and manipulation of results. She argues for an urgent review of current practices, leading to a revitalised education system that has the public good at its heart.

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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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Rethinking Britain

Policy Ideas for the Many

Rethinking Britain presents a range of ideas from some of the country’s most influential thinkers, offering solutions which, if implemented, would lead to a fairer society. This book is an essential aid for citizens who are interested in critiquing inequalities while looking to build a better future.

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Children Behind Bars

Why the Abuse of Child Imprisonment Must End

This engaging book presents the shocking truth about the lives and deaths of children in custody. Drawing on human rights legislation, it outlines the harsh realities of penal child custody. The issues are explored through the lens of protection, not punishment, and the author finds there can be only one conclusion: child prisons must close.

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British Legal Reform

An Agenda for Change

Organised by the Society of Labour Lawyers, the Labour Party’s legal think tank, this book is a manifesto for change that showcases new policy ideas for the next government. It is a must-have collection of new insights into how a Labour government can renew Britain.

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