At Independence we pride ourselves on our thorough editorial process, which enables us to provide a sensitive and balanced look at topical discussion issues for the 21st Century reader.
Cambridge-based Independence Educational Publishers produced the first title in their new Issues for the Nineties series in 1990. Launched by former teacher Craig Donnellan to address a lack of available resources covering social issues for the 16 to 18 age group, topics in the Issues for the Nineties series gathered together information from a number of sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the contemporary issues affecting society and young people. Later renamed Issues, the series now contains over 60 titles, covering a variety of subjects, providing resources for teachers, students, parents and librarians. The Issues series is also accompanied by a sister series 'Issues Today', produced up until 2017, for the 11 to 14 (Key Stage 3) age group.
Issues and Issues Today are used primarily by librarians and teachers to help their students gain a better understanding of the world around them and the issues which affect their lives. However, we have found that our titles have a wider reach than the school environment, being used in addition by charity and lobby groups; further and higher education providers; health organisations; counselling and social care providers, and prisons and young offenders’ institutions.
Kari Sewell - Managing Director
Tracy Biram - Editor
Shelley Baldry - Office Administrator and Copyright Management
Danielle Lobban - Editorial Assistant
Jan Sunderland - Accounts
Independence is part of the Cambridge Media Group.