OPINION: Notes from a trip abroad - to Wales

By Howard Williamson |

15 January 2003

The Scottish Executive is to spend 3 million on residential and community-based projects to tackle youth crime and persistent offenders.

Last month the Government announced an extra 54 million for youth work. But will its new blueprint be tough enough to force councils to actually pass that money on to their youth services?

Young people in Yorkshire are being invited to apply for grants of up to 500 to help fund their own citizenship projects.

Seven sites in North Warwickshire have been earmarked to create leisure facilities for young people in a bid to reduce crime and boredom among teenagers.

The London Borough of Bexley is looking for volunteers to work alongside the Youth Offending Team to help rehabilitate offenders aged 14 to 17.

The effect of gang culture on young people has always been an issue for Habib Ullah, a detached youth worker based in Aston, Birmingham.