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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 Adults Online

A Guide for Practitioners

Readers of this evidence-informed, practical guide will learn how to understand and identify online risks, critically evaluate relevant online safeguarding issues on a case-by-case basis and develop practical and effective online safeguarding plans.

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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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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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Islam in Prison

Conversion, Extremism and Rehabilitation

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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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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Making Research Matter

Steps to Impact for Health and Care Researchers

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Written by a leading expert in the field, this practical and accessible book is an essential guide to knowledge exchange, impact and research dissemination in health and social care.

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Unsustainable

The Urgent Need to Transform Society and Reverse Climate Change

This book is an urgent call to reimagine our social, political and economic systems so that we might transform to a sustainable society. It assesses the roles of governments, business and individuals, and shows how barriers to change can be overcome through a rethinking of our societal and economic values.

Bristol Uni Press

Supporting New Digital Natives

Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in a Hi-Tech Age

How can we support children’s and young people’s mental wellbeing in a digital age? This essential guide for improving wellbeing offers practical ideas for parents/carers and professionals working with children.

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The Alumni Way

Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment

Reimagining the alumni-university relationship, Maria Gallo explores graduates’ alumni status as a gateway to immense professional and personal networks and opportunities.

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Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education

Edited by Nicole Brown

Embedded in personal experiences, this collection explores ableism in academia. Through theoretical lenses including autobiography, autoethnography, embodiment, body work and emotional labour, contributors explore being ‘othered’ in academia and provide practical examples to develop inclusive universities and a less ableist environment.

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