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The return of patriarchy - implications for youth work?

From time to time as worker, trainer, manager and lecturer I’ve had cause to bemoan what I’ve experienced as the anti-intellectual and anti-theoretical face of youth work. 232 more words

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James Ballantyne asks, 'what is the point of youth work?'

I’ll resist being among the first to respond.

What’s the point of youth work?

A pretty easy to answer question- isnt it? However, I was asked to do a 5 minute presentation on this question and could have probably expanded it to a 150 credit module length of study. 531 more words

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#SHAMED - my new short film (BBC The Social)

Last year BBC The Social commissioned me to write a short film set completely on a smart phone. After spending some time speaking to a focus group of young women from  a local college, it became clear that shame is quite often a big part of being a young adult today. 40 more words


Welcome to our Woods

We caught up with this project on a lovely, sunny Sunday in June.  The project was awarded £1,282,000 from Create your Space. Welcome to our Woods works with a wide range of third sector organisations including Interlink, Valleys Kids, Keep Wales, Tidy Spectacle theatre, Blaencwm Chapel and Active Nutrition. 693 more words

Gus John responds to Teresa May's 'Windrush' invitation

Gus John arrived in the UK in August 1964, aged 19, to study for the priesthood. But almost from the moment he arrived, he became involved in what was to become his life’s calling – education, youth work and the struggle for social justice and human rights for embattled communities as an activist and an academic. 813 more words

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PARTISPACE – Spaces and Styles of Participation: challenging, must-read research

If heaven forbid, I was Youth Work’s Overlord I would issue an edict requiring all youth workers of a reflective persuasion to immerse themselves in this thought-provoking research.  1,143 more words

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Teenager Safaa Boular has been found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack - part of the UK's first all female terror group.

The British Museum pictured above was among a shortlist of targets for a possible attack covered up by speak of ‘tea parties’ taking place as a cover up for a terrorist attack. 178 more words

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