Social Policy and Practice

Social Policy and Practice is a database of journal and report literature covering health and wellbeing, play, social and family policy, social care, disability and special needs, equalities, homelessness, crime and youth justice, child protection and safeguarding, mental illness, climate change and policy, and more. It indexes over 600 journals and contains over 400,000 records from 1981 onwards, with over 24,000 new records added every year

Social Policy and Practice focuses on the UK context, and brings together data from six leading collections of social policy and practice resources, namely:

  • Centre for Policy on Ageing
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • IDOX Information Service
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • National Children’s Bureau
  • Greater London Authority

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