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Girl standing outside the fence of a park.
by Taliah Drayak  |  9th August 2021

Taliah Drayak outlines some of the new online links made during the pandemic to support vulnerable groups, but also the struggles faced by parents living apart from their children who didn’t have access to the internet.…Read more

Graffiti saying 'real talk saves lives' with crying Marilyn Monroe
by Amy Beddows  |  6th August 2021

Amy Beddows, CBT therapist and PhD student at London Metropolitan University, considers the insidious misogynistic messages camouflaged in humour, satire or irony in TV shows, films, music videos and advertising.…Read more

by Brid Featherstone Anna Gupta and Kate Morris  |  5th August 2021

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta and Kate Morris argue for the light that COVID-19 has shone on the inequalities scarring our society to include in its focus child protection and its relationship to wider social and economic policies. …Read more

Homeless man sat in doorway.
by Francesco Laruffa  |  4th August 2021

Francesco Laruffa talks about his research article "Promoting social goals through economisation? Social investment and the counterintuitive case of homelessness" which is currently available free to download from Policy & Politics.…Read more

People gardening.

Henry Tam shows how community-generated improvements can only achieve success when there is genuine collaboration with public bodies and commitment to a long-term partnership. …Read more

by Henry Tam  |  30th July 2021

Based on 'Tomorrow’s Communities', edited by Henry Tam, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how systematic community cooperation can bring about positive changes in terms of inclusion, sustainability and personal wellbeing.…Read more

picture of a coat that looks like a grave.

Mariela Neagu charts child protection policy shifts over the years, a history of good intentions that often led to abuse, lost childhoods and struggling adults.…Read more

Crouching person with mask in in red lights
by Katy Goldstraw  |  26th July 2021

APLE Collective explains the participatory activism carried out during the pandemic which has been the basis of its new book Socially Distanced Activism. …Read more

Ipad on a table.
by Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak  |  20th July 2021

Tim Bodley-Scott and Ersel Oymak discuss how important strategic alliances are between universities, industry, government and civil society in addressing the world’s challenges and in the drive towards the UN SDGs. …Read more

Covid particles.
by Daniel Briggs Luke Telford Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd  |  16th July 2021

Daniel Briggs, Luke Telford, Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd explain why Social Science has such a crucial role in responding to the pandemic, thinking critically about the changing relationship between states and citizens, tracking the impact of inequalities, and making sense of the new world. …Read more