The Right Way

The Right Way

The Wales Children’s Commissioner’s office have published their guidance for organisations on how to implement a children’s rights approach. Subscribe & get my FREE e-book: “Connecting With Troubled Young People” – click...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

This week the BBC reported on the latest online threat to children – live streaming. Here’s the deal… Live streaming is the ability to appear live on-screen for others to see you. This can be done on any internet enabled electronic device: phone,...
"Children" not "young people"

"Children" not "young people"

First impressions matter. So does the language we use. This is particularly the case in services dealing with troubled teenagers. Why “child” is better… Young people, particularly those who offend, cause all kinds of problems. For their family. For...
Why we need professional youth work…

Why we need professional youth work…

I just got back from speaking to over 40 leaders in the youth work field. I was blown away. Here’s why… The UK has seen massive cuts in funding to local authorities in recent years. Like other services, youth work has taken it’s fair share of hits....
After care

After care

Looked After children or those on a Care Order have access to after care. So why not young people on criminal court orders? Why YOT kids may need aftercare… Despite the valiant efforts of those working to prevent young people from offending, it happens. Some...