In the run-up to the Election Bernard Davies ponders – where is youth work; where is the Youth Service?
In a classically painstaking review of policy proposals in recent months brought into stark contrast by the looming General Election, Bernard begins:
General election campaigns don’t usually put much of a focus on youth work or local Youth Services. And – perhaps this time particularly – why would they? Alongside, say, voters’ experience of waiting six weeks for a GP appointment or of schools struggling to put text books on their kids’ desks – to say nothing of the ‘let’s just get Brexit done’ syndrome – why would cheeky teenagers’ complaints about having nowhere to go in an evening be seen as a priority.
Read in full on Bernard’s blog.