NCB is a leading children's services publisher. Our titles cover a range of subjects across the children's sector, including early years, education, children in care, supporting families, play, disability and participation.

Written by experts, our books and digital resources are reviewed by specialist staff at NCB, ensuring that our experience and knowledge supports professionals, academics, students, parents and children to access research, policy and best practice.

You can browse our books and an extensive collection of ebooks, including many best-selling and historically significant titles in our bookshop

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Recent Publications

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Health and Safety in Early Years and Childcare

This practical guide demystifies health and safety in early years settings with a step-by-step guide to the law, compliance and practical application.


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Mixed Experiences

Guide offering practitioners an insight into the experiences of racism, discrimination and identity confusion that mixed race children and young people encounter.



Putting Corporate Parenting into Practice

This revised corporate parenting handbook is essential reading for all councillors and council staff wish to fulfil their role as parent to looked after children.



Laying the Foundations

The second edition of this market leading resoure will enable primary school staff to develop and review their sex and relationships education (SRE) policy and plan and deliver lessons.


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Orders can be made with booksellers across the UK.
Local authorities, schools, bookshops, libraries, wholesalers and individuals can also order direct from our distributor by phone, fax, email or post.

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