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Teenager in hoodie on path

Drawing on the 'Moving, Always Moving' report from the Children's Society - published today - this article shows the value of listening to children speak about the failure of the policies that shape their lives, and calls for them to be heard in the post-COVID-19 rebuild.…Read more

Taxi
by Tracey Herrington Poverty2Solutions  |  28th August 2020

Policy and decision makers all too often have little or no comprehension of the precarious nature of the lives of those in low-income, disadvantaged and left-behind communities. Tracey Herrington looks at how the Dole Animators project helped the voices of those directly affected by welfare reforms to be heard.…Read more

Poster saying 'We are one'
by Ed Garrett  |  6th July 2020

Ed Garrett, co-author of 'The Impact of Community Work', discusses why community work matters now more than ever, and how it is only through actually being out there in communities that we can really support marginalised voices.…Read more

Art of Clinton and Trump
by Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal  |  2nd July 2020

Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal talk about their new book, The Other America: White Working Class Perspectives on Race, Identity and Change, covering the impact of the murder of George Floyd, white privilege, Trump's election and possibilities for building cross-racial coalitions.…Read more

Mother and children on a bench
by Hannah B and Mike S  |  1st July 2020

Social workers Hannah B and Mike S explore the idea of reunification between a child in care and their family, and explain that it is a chance that should never be overlooked.…Read more

Person looking up at galaxy
by Ben Vincent  |  26th June 2020

Publishing to coincide with LGBTQ Pride month, Ben Vincent discusses their new book, 'Non-Binary Genders'.…Read more

Grafitti of a person holding a knife
by Martin Glynn  |  10th June 2020

In the new Lyrix from Lockdown podcast, Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic, data storyteller and creative director of Algorhythm Data Storytelling Lab, explores the consequences of knife crime and the emotions that young men like Omar experience when faced with bullying and ongoing masculine challenges.…Read more

Joy by Mario W. Ihieme

Paul Sng, documentary filmmaker and author of 'Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience', talks about his experiences of racism and how his new book 'This Separated Isle' will present a portrait of a nation where equality, diversity and inclusion are essential qualities for a healthy society.…Read more

Chess board

Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic and data storyteller looks at race, COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for ‘racial recognition’ within parts of British society. He is the author of the forthcoming 'Black Art and the Criminological Imagination', out in 2021. An audio version of this blog piece is available on Soundcloud, Apple and Spotify.…Read more

Typewriter saying 'Stories matter'

Read about the CoronaDiaries project, launched by Dr Michael Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University, in which participants will document their life experiences over the coming months to offer a lens into the COVID-19 crisis.…Read more