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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 and being Highly Commended in the British Book Awards 2022.

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 200 titles with more added every month ...

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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Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

This is the third edition of our best-selling Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work with the most up-to-date guidance so social workers can write reports that achieve and illuminate.

Thinking for Primary Writing

Improving Children’s Writing Through Creative Thinking

This book provides a framework for teachers to develop, through their planning, a cognitive pedagogy of writing that develops writing quality and achievement.

TEACHER Coaching

The only book you need to understand the who, what, why and how of coaching in schools, with relevance for all teachers whatever their age phase or setting.

Studying for your Master’s Degree in Social Work

An essential book to support students from diverse backgrounds as they embark on a Master’s degree in social work.

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Values, Ethics and Rights for Health and Social Care

Explains and promotes the fundamentals of values, ethics and rights for anyone involved in social work or health and social care. 

Universal Design for Learning

A Critical Approach

Edited by Nicola Martin and Mike Wray Series edited by Joy Jarvis and Karen Smith

The what, why, and how of Universal Design for Learning in higher education post-2020.

The Role of the Education Adviser

An in-depth look at the key roles and responsibilities of the education adviser.

Management from A to Z and back again

52 Ideas, tools and models for managing people

If you want to develop your ability to manage yourself and the people who work for you, this engaging guide is just what you need.