Opinion

Youth work that's outside the box

By Andy Hillier |

03 October 2007

There's a lot expected of the modern youth worker. They're expected to be part community warden, part arts and sports provider, and even part accountant and inspector, managing their own budgets and evaluating projects.

We need a community approach to custody

By Howard Williamson |

02 October 2007

The recent pressure on the "juvenile secure estate" - the young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children's homes where remanded and convicted young people are sent - should have concentrated many minds.

Editorial: Confidentiality is critical to sexual health

By Ravi Chandiramani |

02 October 2007

The General Medical Council (GMC) has for the first time issued guidance to all doctors in England and Wales on working with young people (see news, p11).

Feed young people's passion for politics

By Anne Longfield |

02 October 2007

Young people should feel confident in having a say in the world around them.

Editorial: Playgrounds should be fun for fun's sake

By Tristan Donovan |

25 September 2007

When put against protecting children from abuse or making sure they attain the school grades they need to have a decent future as an adult, getting them to have fun can seem a side issue.

Why should the young have to conform?

By Howard Williamson |

25 September 2007

I have just read Helen Reddington's book The Lost Women of Rock Music, which traces what happened to the influx of female musicians who entered the business in the 1970s and early 80s.

Localised support can help LGBT young people

By Anne Longfield |

25 September 2007

To be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and a young person is difficult.

Opinion: We must not lose sight of Sure Start's aim

By Ravi Chandiramani |

18 September 2007

There has been much debate in recent weeks about the effectiveness of the government's Sure Start children's centre programme.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but many children still arrive at school hungry or with just a quick, often sugary, snack inside them.

In my view: A father's forgotten escape from poverty

By Howard Williamson |

18 September 2007

The penultimate sentence of the follow-up book on the Milltown Boys - my 1980s study of disadvantaged young people on a Cardiff council estate - reads: "Like some of the other children of the more successful boys, their children will have little idea at all about the origins of their grandfathers". Nowhere is this more apposite than in the case of Tony Beech.