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Charley Says…. Don’t believe the hype

By Deborah Jump, MCYS. The highly anticipated Charlie Taylor report published this week, outlined recommendations for the improvement of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales. The report considers the importance of meaningful activity for those at risk, or those…
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Street corners and boxing rings

By Deborah Jump, MCYS.  Frank Bruno, the former British heavyweight champion once said of boxing “it is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world”. Some may agree with Bruno, whereas others would argue that the sport is one of…
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How do Children Create Peer Cultures?

By April Pudsey, MCYS. Children and young people live, by definition, within a peer group, together with others of their age range, social group and gender. But how do children and young people, collectively, create and shape their peer cultures?…
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The Problem with Participatory Action Research

By Charlene Crossley and Nicola Harding for MCYS. Innovative, co-created, creative research is rapidly becoming an exciting new methodological trend within youth research, with some researchers identifying Youth Participatory Action Research (PAR) as the ideal methodological model in which to…
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How do we ‘do global girling’?

By Shoba Arun, MCYS. There is much attention on investing in girls’ progress globally, of course for many right reasons. Policies and strategies by global institutions such as the UN Foundation and corporate bodies such as Nike have initiated the…
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What is resilience?

By Richard McHugh, MCYS. Resilience is a word that has grown in popularity of use over several years, not only in political discourse, but also, more specifically in relation to young people, from youth work through to mainstream education. In…
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