NCB produces leading children's services titles covering 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.

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In 2014, NCB transferred its publishing division to leading independent, academic and professional publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd. (JKP) as part of a co-publishing partnership. JKP will now handle the publication, sales and distribution of current and future NCB titles.

Our books, including ebooks and many bestselling and historically significant titles, are available to purchase on the JKP website:

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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 councilors and council staff wish to fulfil their role as parent to looked after children.



Laying the Foundations

The second edition of this market leading resource 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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Children & Society

NCB's interdisciplinary journal, publishes research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people.

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