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by Clive Diaz  |  10th April 2020

With demand for child protection services increasing as people are asked to stay inside together, Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', explores how we can keep children, young people, parents and social workers safe.…Read more

by Jessica Jönsson and Masoud Kamali  |  17th March 2020

Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson, guest-editors of a recent special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work - ‘Revolutionary social work: promoting sustainable justice’ - explain why revolutionary changes need to take place in the discipline of social work to resist the dominance of neoliberal ideology and political parties in education and research.…Read more

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by Malcolm Payne  |  8th January 2020

Malcolm Payne talks with Jess Miles about his new book, How To Use Social Work Theory in Practice, which shows students and newly qualified practitioners how to work with the main theories and practice techniques and pinpoint their strengths and limitations.…Read more

by Ray Jones  |  23rd July 2019

It is just over ten years since the launch of the media story and storm about the death of a little boy who came to be called ‘Baby P’. He was killed in August 2007 but it was in November 2008 that his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend’s brother were each convicted of ‘causing Read More

by Alison Shaw  |  4th July 2019

It is that time of year again when we are out at conferences, meeting our authors, editors, readers and making new connections. At these events, we’re often asked about becoming Bristol University Press and where Policy Press now fits. When we launched Policy Press (PP) in 1996, our very first conference was the Social Policy Read More

by Louise Doherty and Tania De St Croix  |  3rd April 2019

Young people say that more youth centres would make them safer. Looking back on research for Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice, Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty argue for a renewed policy commitment to youth work as a youth-centred educational practice – one where the focus is on young people Read More

Ray Jones explains the four steps that were taken to turn the crisis in children’s social services in England into a catastrophe, …Read more

by Anna Gupta, Brid Featherstone, Kate Morris and Susan White  |  20th September 2018

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Susan White look at how child protection practice must adapt to reflect our changing world, especially in the context of austerity.…Read more

by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette  |  31st August 2018

Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette introduce the new special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work, 'Marx at 200',…Read more

by Mary Holmes  |  25th April 2018

Mary Holmes discusses the new special issue of 'Families, Relationships and Societies', which focuses on how care and caring have changed, given the fragmenting tendencies of contemporary life.…Read more