Tuesday 1 November 2005 Why Does Youth Matter?
Policy Watch #13
This article, a response to the Green Paper on Youth: Youth Matters, will consider the policy in relation to the disavowal of informal youth work in recent years (DfES, 2005). Rather than a detailed analysis of recent context or Youth Matters itself, I provide a glance back, as it were, from the vantage point of one who until very recently was working as a youth practitioner. I make no prescriptions and offer no policy suggestions. Instead, my aim is to situate the proposed changes within an ongoing – critical - discussion over the place of youth and community: a discussion that is far from over, let alone resolved.
AUTHOR: Patrick Turner