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Sarah Nelson, author of 'Tackling Child Sexual Abuse', explains how COVID-19 has increased the urgency for action against child sexual abuse and examines reasons for failure and models of practice as identified in the book.…Read more

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Lindsey German, contributor to 'Social Work and the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Insights', explains why, when we talk about how work and society should change post COVID-19, we must put the role of women and work at the centre of our analysis.…Read more

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by Steve Rogowski  |  25th August 2020

Steve Rogowski, author of 'Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession', discusses the impact neoliberalism has had on social work, and explains that we need critical and radical social work practice to challenge and change the socially unjust and unequal neoliberal world we currently inhabit.…Read more

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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

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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

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by Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson  |  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 Tania De St Croix and Louise Doherty  |  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