Policy and practice

Policy Press publishes policy review and polemic books that aim to challenge policy for, or thinking about, a certain field of policy or practice as well as books aimed at a practice audience. These books are written in an accessible style whilst being academically sound and appropriately referenced.

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Safeguarding Mental Health Service Users Online

A Guide for Practitioners

An examination of some of the most relevant challenges and topics relating to social media and its use and implications for mental health social work.

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The War on Dirty Money

Billions of dollars are wasted each year trying to prevent ‘dirty money’ entering a financial system that is already awash with it. This book challenges the existing global approach and provides a toolbox of evidence-based solutions to help the frontline tackle financial crime.

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The Practitioner Guide to Participatory Research with Groups and Communities

Avoiding both over-simplification and jargon-riddled complexity, this book is an invaluable, straightforward guide to participatory research for you and your fellow practitioners working with community groups and organisations.

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Islam in Prison

Finding Faith, Freedom and Fraternity

This overview of Islam and prison provides a thorough understanding of Muslim prisoners’ experiences in Britain and Europe. It explores issues including conversion to Islam, rehabilitation and the extent to which prisons foster extremism, and gives practitioners and policy-makers ideas for better engagement and achieving positive outcomes.

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University-Industry Partnerships for Positive Change

Transformational Strategic Alliances Towards UN SDGs

Sharing the authors’ extensive experience in working at the interface between academia, industry and government, this book is designed to enable powerful university–industry partnerships that can play a pivotal role in achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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How Do You Know If You Are Making a Difference?

A Practical Handbook for Public Service Organisations

This book sets out practical and theoretically robust approaches for understanding and tracking change that any organisation can use to evaluate their contribution to social change and become more efficient and effective.

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Ending the Social Care Crisis

A New Road to Reform

Drawing on the history of social care, international comparisons and lived experience, this vital book outlines a different vision of social care as an essential part of England’s economic and social infrastructure that enables people to live good lives.

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Public Health Spatial Planning in Practice

Improving Health and Wellbeing

With examples of policy and approaches, this book supports those working in the built environment and public health sectors, with the knowledge and insight to maximise health improvement through planning and land use decisions.

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A Year Like No Other

Life on a Low Income during COVID-19

Telling the stories of low-income families, this book exposes the ways that pre-existing inequalities, insecurities and hardships were amplified during the pandemic in the UK and offers key policy recommendations for change.

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Anti-Racism in Higher Education

An Action Guide for Change

Edited by Arun Verma

Arising from staff and student experiences, this book offers a roadmap for senior leaders, academic and professional staff and students to build strategies, programmes and interventions that effectively dismantle racism.

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The Policing Mind

Developing Trauma Resilience for a New Era

How does it feel to be a police officer? Jessica Miller uses the most recent neuroscience and real-life examples to explore risks to individual resilience. A compulsory read for anyone with an interest in policing, the book offers practical resilience techniques and policy recommendations for police officers facing crime in a post-COVID world.

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The Strengths Approach in Practice

How It Changes Lives

Informed by a case study from the authors’ work with a unique NGO in the UK, this book illustrates what it really means to adopt a strengths approach in practice.

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