When the British Medical Association (BMA) described the state of adolescent health in the country as "a potential time bomb" four years ago, there was a direct call for healthcare services specifically for teenagers.

Last Word: Why I dressed up as Bob the Builder

By Michael Bracey |

06 September 2007

One of the most welcome announcements set out in the government's new 10-year youth strategy is the commitment to extend the successful youth opportunity and youth capital funds to at least 2011.

All of us who are passionate about youth work cannot have failed to have readjusted our glasses and reread the title when Aiming High for Young People - A Ten-Year Strategy for Positive Activities was released in late July.

Comment: A magazine that reflects your values

By Andy Hillier |

06 September 2007

To say that the youth work sector is evolving at a rapid rate would be an understatement.

Support should continue from birth to 19

By Anne Longfield |

04 September 2007

At the heart of the Every Child Matters reform is the ambition to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities for children and young people.

Editorial: A magazine to meet the challenges of our time

By Ravi Chandiramani |

04 September 2007

The wellbeing of the UK's children, young people and their families is the focus of public attention as never before.

Opinion: Politicians have woken up to needs of young

By Howard Williamson |

04 September 2007

When Haymarket's first Young People Now was published in January 2003, my column was concerned with the huge gulf between the rhetoric and reality of government youth policy.