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By Andrew Webb
| May 28, 2019
In 1802, Wordsworth wrote: "The child is father to the man." In 2019, the phrase has added meaning: Greta Thunberg, at 16, has shown us a clarity of thought and purpose that puts world leaders to shame and she has inspired young people to speak...
By Alison O’Sullivan, chair of NCB
It's time we stopped fiddling at the margins of the care system and took a more radical approach.
Average adult life expectancy has fallen by six months over the past year, according to analysis by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
By Nathan Ward
| April 30, 2019
Throughout history, the social construction of childhood has changed, osculating between children being seen as angels in need of protection and demons in need of control.
By Merle Davies
The government chose the recent Serious Youth Violence Summit to unveil a raft of youth work policy pledges - including the creation of a youth charter and review of youth work qualifications.
By Denise Hatton
| March 26, 2019
Over the past few weeks YMCA has been approached by a number of different media outlets asking the same question: Is the rise in knife crime among young people due to youth service cuts?
By John Drew
The recent naming of the 16-year-old child who murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute raises once more very uncomfortable issues about the naming of child defendants in criminal cases.
| February 26, 2019
When my husband had a heart attack last summer, I found myself reflecting on the importance of written records.
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