The state of Youth Work.

Tony Taylor (pictured), a leading light in the In Defence of Youth Work campaign has written a piece critical of some recent developments in youth work.

This is an enjoyable romp through the current desperate state of youth work in the UK. Taylor points to some truly chilling developments such as the psychologisation of youth work. A think-tank (the Young Foundation) has produced a psychological tool which is being adopted by some national organisations to inform how youth work should proceed. The work appears to have been sponsored by The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, The National Youth Agency, Social Enterprise UK and the Young Foundation itself.

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