Each book takes the form of extended interviews with six children/young adults who have had the experience specified in the title.
The interviews are carefully constructed to cover both the emotional as well as the practical consequences.
The aim is not to be sensational but sympathetic and informative.
Extended endmatter provides advice, contact numbers and addresses.
The text itself is in a question and answer format, recording as literally as possible the answers of the person being interviewed.
Statistical information and questions to promote discussion are also provided.
Runaway looks at six children who ran away from home and looks at their reasons and experiences.
Excluded features children who have been excluded from school, and the effect it had on them.
4KHJ For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 4KHN For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, YQNP Educational: Personal, social & health education (PSHE), YXF Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage)