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Youth work offers real empowerment for change

Jason Pandya-Wood sparked controversy last week when he appeared to blame the workforce for cuts in youth...

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Welfare: Fair to all?

The publication of YMCA research into young people and the welfare system last week was disturbing. In...

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Young People and Money – Can You Help?

For many years I was Youth Policy Adviser at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) later the Money Advice...

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A lost generation?

The Macquarie Youth Index report from the Prince’s Trust makes shocking reading, but doesn’t really...

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Justice for Simon Hughes

As someone who has consistently opposed the decision of the Lib Dems to go into coalition with the Tories,...

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Youth Contract – Time for Change

A number of related CYP Now articles have caught my eye over the last week or so – all related to the...

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Youth policy moving to the Cabinet Office – opportunity or threat?

The debate about whether or not responsibility for youth policy should be sited in Cabinet Office or...

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Raising the age of criminal responsibility

The news this week that 12 Scottish children’s charities (including the Children’s Commissioner)...