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Publishing with a purpose

Margaret Scanlon

Margaret Scanlon is a post-doctoral researcher at University College Cork - National University of Ireland. She previously was based at the Institute of Education, London University, and has produced a series of publications on childhood and youth.


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Continuing Professional Development in Social Work

This book offers a unique insight into the possibilities of CPD and the issues it presents for newly qualified and experienced social workers in practice. It offers possible directions for the future of post qualifying social work education, making it essential reading for practitioners, educators, managers and policy-makers.

Policy Press

Dark Secrets of Childhood

Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals

This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult–child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse.

Policy Press