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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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Social Exclusion in the UK

The lived experience

Edited by Mel Hughes

This book places the expertise of people with lived experiences front and centre of the narrative on social exclusion, marginalisation and social stigma in the UK.

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Teaching Early Years

An essential text specifically aimed at all beginning teachers involved in early years and Reception teaching, to help develop outstanding professional practice.

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. 

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Professional Behaviours

How to develop the personal and professional skills and behaviours you need to be the best early career teacher you can be.  

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Leadership Behaviours for Effective Policing

The Service Speaks

A handbook of policing leadership behavioural skills to inform and improve police knowledge, understanding and effective practice.

Nurturing Professional Judgement

By Ben Knight Edited by Ian Menter

A critical guide for teacher educators and early career mentors in supporting the development of professional judgement and intuitive practice. 

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Understanding Your Role in Curriculum Design and Implementation

A key text to help early career teachers understand the important role they can play in school curriculum design and implementation.

Dilemmas and Decision Making in Dementia Care

A series of case studies, inspired by the author’s real-life experience, exploring ethical and practical dilemmas occurring in health and social care practice with people living with dementia in a variety of settings from care homes to intermediate healthcare settings.