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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Strengthening Child Protection

Sharing Information in Multi-Agency Settings

What prompts information sharing and how do we get it right? This accessible book challenges widely held assumptions about information sharing in child welfare that facts about risks to children are clear and that sharing them with other professionals is a straightforward process.

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Children’s Charities in Crisis

Early Intervention and the State

A decade of sustained change in policy and funding has altered the landscape of children’s early intervention services and changed the role of charities in it. This study reviews the new interplay between public and third sector providers, considering future roles, opportunities and challenges for practitioners, policy makers and volunteers alike.

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Embedding Young People's Participation in Health Services

New Approaches

Edited by Louca-Mai Brady

This book explores how young people’s participation can be inclusively and sustainably embedded into health services. Using rich case studies of participation in practice, Brady presents a new evidence-based framework to support policymakers and practitioners to embed young people’s participation more effectively in healthcare practice.

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Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education

Edited by Nicole Brown

Embedded in personal experiences, this collection explores ableism in academia. Through theoretical lenses including autobiography, autoethnography, embodiment, body work and emotional labour, contributors explore being ‘othered’ in academia and provide practical examples to develop inclusive universities and a less ableist environment.

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The What Works Centres

Lessons and Insights from an Evidence Movement

Leaders, researchers and practitioners from the UK “What Works Network” share their insights on the successes, failures, and future of the What Works Centres, which have proven successful and popular across a number of policy settings.

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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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The Complexities of Human Trafficking and Exploitation

The Circles of Analysis

Written by an experienced practitioner, this book offers a unique model to assist professionals and researchers working to prosecute and prevent trafficking and modern slavery.

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Transitional Safeguarding

This book powerfully sets out the case for Transitional Safeguarding, a new approach to protection and safeguarding designed to address the needs and behaviours of young people aged 15-24 who are falling between gaps in current systems, with often devastating results.

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Pathways to Recovery and Desistance

The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Using case studies and a strengths-based approach Best puts forward a new recovery and reintegration model for substance users and offenders leaving prison which emphasizes the importance of long-term recovery and the role that communities and peers play in the process.

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Using Evidence to End Homelessness

Available open access under CC-BY-NC license. This book brings together the insights and experiences of a diverse group of government leaders, academics and third sector practitioners to set out new evidence-based strategies and solutions to end homelessness for good.

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Leading Public Sector Innovation (Second Edition)

Co-creating for a Better Society

Thoroughly revised to take account of the latest literature and international developments in the field. Drawing on global research and practical examples, Bason illustrates the key triggers and practices of public sector innovation.

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Middle Managers as Agents of Collaboration

This important book examines the role, behaviours and management practices of middle managers operating within the context of collaboration and sets out the implications of this research for policy and practice, offering practical recommendations to policy makers and managers working in this area.

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