Youth and Community

The cuts – the Elephant in the room

by on January 11, 2015

Two stories in my local free paper made my blood boil today. They concern Buckinghamshire County Council.

One report describes how the Cabinet member for [more…]

The "self-esteem" industry

by on February 22, 2014

This link is to a story describing a typical modern Youth Work project.

The background to this story concerns how a group of men took [more…]

Jail for threatening to be annoying

by on November 12, 2013

This is not a joke.

This is Part 1 1) 2) of the Anti-social crime and Policing Bill. It describes the circumstances under which an [more…]

The state of Youth Work.

The state of Youth Work.

by on November 7, 2013

Tony Taylor (pictured), a leading light in the In Defence of Youth Work campaign has written a piece critical of some recent developments in youth [more…]

Reporting on the world of youth work and support work

by on May 11, 2013

The editor [more…]

DBS checks – their real purpose

by on May 11, 2013

I've just signed up for an agency to do support work with young people. My first shift is tomorrow.

I'm given the location where I [more…]