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Critical Publishing helps people in vocational professions including education, policing, health and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.

After working in publishing for many years, Di Page and Julia Morris founded Critical Publishing in 2012. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength, including winning the IPG Nick Robinson Newcomer Award in 2014.

We produce print and digital learning resources for a range of subject areas that we believe offer a truly critical approach (in all the best senses) that helps our readers think and encourages them to analyse, evaluate, question and challenge. So our community of readers achieve better skills, increased awareness and greater success in their chosen professional paths. We’ve now published over 170 titles and have exciting plans for the future ...

We are committed to publishing in vocational areas to support the key professions which hold our society together. Education, social work, the NHS, policing – these are all high-stress professions subject to political whims and frequent changes in policy and legislation, thus requiring up to date and informed publications. Our titles support people throughout their career journey from trainee / undergraduate through to leadership positions. Many of our publications also have a particular focus on supporting mental health.

We also take pride in the relationships we develop with our authors and customers. We are always available, respond rapidly, make quick decisions, and offer a high level of interaction whether that is supporting an author from proposal stage through to finished books or fulfilling orders.

CONTACT US

We are always pleased to hear from you. You can contact us by email or post at the address below:

Critical Publishing

3 Connaught Road, St Albans Herts AL3 5RX

07791 607373 | admin@criticalpublishing.com

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Police Research and Evidence-based Policing

An essential text on research and evidence-based policing relevant to all pre-join policing qualifications and matched to the national policing curriculum. Suitable for all trainee and student police officers as well as those on criminology courses. 

Learning to be a Primary Teacher

Core Knowledge and Understanding

This fully revised essential guide gives all primary trainees and early career teachers the key knowledge, understanding and skills they need to succeed. 

The Higher Education Personal Tutor’s and Advisor’s Companion

Translating Theory into Practice to Improve Student Success

Stories of practice, with critical insights, from a range of higher education practitioners and settings providing professional learning and development for personal tutors and academic advisors.

Developing Your Professional Identity

A guide for working with children and families

Written by a multi-disciplinary team, this book provides students and practitioners with opportunities to reflect upon work-based placement challenges and solutions within a variety of settings, supporting employability and the development of a professional identity. It helps build essential skills and promotes a clear sense of self as individuals transition from student to professional.

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The Mindful Social Worker

Living your best social work life

This book enables the reader to adopt a mindful social work approach for care of self and the effective support of others within a social work professional framework. 

Learning Disability Nursing

Developing Professional Practice

Written by experts in the field, a must-have book for all undergraduate nurses, exploring all aspects of professional development in learning disability nursing from the foundations to advanced practice.

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

A Contemporary Analysis

Essential reading for those who want to develop greater knowledge and awareness of the history, culture and lifestyles of GRT people.

Self-worth in children and young people

Critical and practical considerations

This exciting book challenges the dominant approaches to children and young people’s mental health, and provides straightforward practical strategies that can be used to address emotional upset, loss, and aid recovery.