Children & Society

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

Impact Factor: 0.684

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 23/40 (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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Children & Society Podcast
Children & SocietyPodcast
Please click on the journal banner to listen to the podcast interview between Lindsay O'Dell, editor of Children & Society, and Nigel Parton, author of the article The Munro Review of Child Protection: An Appraisal.

Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix, Professor and Co-Director at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, seen here giving the inaugural 'NCB/Children & Society Lecture'. Professor Phoenix spoke on 'Contextualising policies for good childhoods: Complexity, difference and non-normative experiences'.

Read the cluster of articles on Youth Gangs in British Cities: research informs the policy response

To Read Children & Society's Aims & Scope, please click here

Special Issues

Special Issues

Call for Proposals
Proposals are invited for the 2017 & 2018 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 Editor: Brenda A. LeFrançois