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The best young people blogs of 2014

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 11,004 views

Here’s our own selection of the best blogs we’ve published this year in young people. Thanks to all of the frontline and independent bloggers who’ve kindly agreed to publish with Guerilla Policy in 2014 – Merry Christmas and a happy New Year…

A re-invigorated role for youth work?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 4,815 views

In these times of austerity, continuing deficit reductions and the closure of so-called ‘lesser priority’ services have seen the position and value of youth work severely questioned. The true reality of this depends very much, of course, on locality and…

The ghosts of youth work’s past

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 1,348 views

One of the things that oft strikes me is the tendency of my fellow practitioners to constantly reflect upon our past glories and successes. It becomes an almost sorrowful period of mourning – a constant lamentation of the ghosts of…

Do black boys need black role models?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 6,532 views

Last week the former Arsenal, Tottenham and England footballer Sol Campbell, hosted a programme for the BBC. The Panorama show investigated why the unemployment rate for young black British men is roughly double that of their white counterparts. I use…

Freezing minimum wage, leaving youth in the cold

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 5,333 views

I personally don’t understand how the government thinks paying youths only £3.68 per hour is reasonable, let alone freezing it again for a second year at this decumbent rate. The argument against the raise is that it would lead to less youths…