This selection of columns written for Young People Now between January 2003 and December 2006 comes from one of the most respected voices in the field of youth work. As an academic, a practitioner and a policy maker, Howard Williamson is well placed to comment on the world of youth work, and we are delighted to present here a selection of his wit and wisdom, taken from his weekly magazine columns.
Youth justice and offending, Europe, alcohol, supervision, residentials, gambling, drugs and girls’ work are just some of the topics he turns his eye and pen to. Whether you’re a youth work student, an elected member, manage or work in a youth setting, research youth issues, help formulate local or national youth policy or simply someone who cares about policy or the way we support our young people, this book is for you. It is a richly rewarding read, and contains much to entertain and challenge.