A youth worker’s view

In a blog piece, Justin Wyllie from Youth Rights UK discusses the difficulties that paranoia about paedophilia creates for youth workers: ‘Apply for a post as a volunteer youth worker with Islington for example and you will be told “people want to work with children for all sorts of reasons” in a tone that makes it quite clear you are viewed with the utmost suspicion’.

He also makes some interesting points about how radical politics depends upon free relations between the generations: ‘The meeting of the older and the younger generation can be a crucible where social values and perceptions are critiqued and new ones evolved’.