Children & Society

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Edited By: Mary Jane Kehily, Heather Montgomery, Lindsay O'Dell and Rachel Thomson

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 21/41 (Social Work)

Online ISSN: 1099-0860

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Children & Society 25th Anniversary Issue

Children & Society's 25th Anniversary Virtual Issue

Children & Society 25th Anniversary Issue
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Children & Society, the editors have created a "virtual" issue which brings together a selection of papers that the editors consider among the most significant and influential. The papers highlight some of the changes in the content of the journal, as well as many of the continuities. The changes reflect the shifting social context and policy environment, including social reforms that were shaped in part by work published in Children & Society. The continuities reflect the journal's core goals: to offer high-quality scholarship on a wide range of childhood issues, with a strong focus on policies and services and an underlying commitment to promote the well-being of children and articulate their place in society.

To read the full editorial and articles from the Anniversary Issue, please click here.

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Noteworthy Features:

What's wrong with being poor? The problems of poverty, as young people describe them, an article by Children & Society author Rys Farthing, was featured on the BBC Radio 4 show ‘Thinking Allowed’. To listen to this 15 minute piece follow this link -

Children & Society Policy Review and Audiocast

Click here to listen to an audiocast with Children & Society author, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, and editor, Rachel Thomson, reflecting on ideas linked to Melissa's policy review, Children's Participation, Childhood Publics and Social Change: A Review, published in the March 2015 issue of Children & Society.

You can read the policy review for free here.

Listen to further podcasts from Children & Society on our podcasts page

Special Issues

Special Issues

Recent Special Issues:

Documentation in Childhood
Volume 29, Issue 3, May 2015
Guest Editors: Maarit Alasuutari and Helga Kelle

Psychiatrised Children and their Rights: Global Perspectives
Volume 28, Issue 3, May 2014
Guest Editors: Brenda A. LeFrançois and Vicki Coppock