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Qualifications

CBE, BSc(Econ), PhD, FRSA, FHEA


About

Howard Williamson was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours List 2002, for services to young people.


Experience

Visiting Professor, Academy of Youth Research, China Youth University of Political Sciences, Beijing, China (2014)
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia (2013)
Affliliate Professor, Department of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta (2010- )
Visiting Professor, University of Malta (2009)
Guest Professor, Institute for Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2001-2002)
Lecturer in Social Policy and Senior Research Associate, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Guest lecturer at a number of other European education and training institutions
Visiting Professor, Centre for Community Research, University of Hertfordshire
Research Officer, University of Oxford (major evaluation of the Youth Opportunities Programme)
Senior Youth Worker, St Francis Youth and Community Centre, Bournville, Birmingham

He is a JNC qualified youth and community worker (and also holds an Advanced Certificate in Community Work) and has contributed to the professional training of youth workers as a practice teacher, an academic tutor and as an external examiner on a number of initial qualifying programmes.


Responsibilities

Faculty Ethics Champion, Faculty of Business and Society
Director, Centre for Social Policy, Department of Social Sciences


Publications

He has published well over a hundred papers on youth issues and has spoken at more than 600 national and international conferences. He is the author of Five Years (National Youth Bureau 1981) and of Toolmaking and Politics, an oral history of a Spanish Civil War veteran (Linden Books 1987). He was a co-author of the landmark ‘status zer0’ studies in the mid-1990s. He is co-author of Children Speak: Children, Trauma and Social Work (Longman 1994), editor of Social Action for Young People (Russell House 1995), and co-editor of Engaging the User (Venture Press 1997), Charting the landscape of European youth voluntary activities (Council of Europe Publishing 2005) and Dialogues and Networks: Organising exchanges between youth field actors (Editions Phi 2006). He has been a book reviewer for Young People Now, the monthly journal formerly published by the National Youth Agency, and subsequently published as Children and Young People Now by Haymarket and then the Mark Allen Group, since 1988. He was also a main contributor to the Carnegie Young People Initiative’s Years of Decision (Youth Work Press 1996). A collection of his own papers, Youth and Policy – Contexts and Consequences: Young Men, Transition and Social Exclusion, was published by Ashgate in 1997. Other key publications are (with Tom Hall) Citizenship and Community (Youth Work Press 1999), The Milltown Boys (Youth Work Press 2001), Supporting Young People in Europe: Principles, policy and practice (Council of Europe Publishing 2002), Youth Policy in Norway (Council of Europe Publishing 2004), Supporting Young People in Europe Vol 2 (Council of Europe Publishing 2008), and the series on The History of Youth Work in Europe (Council of Europe Publishing 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 forthcoming) that he has co-edited with Filip Coussee and others. He is on the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Youth Studies, the Editorial Board of Scottish Youth Issues, Perspectives: the European Journal of Youth Research, Policy and Practice and the editorial advisory group for Youth Studies Ireland. He is also a member of the international advisory group for the DfES-funded longitudinal study of young people, which commenced in 2002. From 2003-2010 he wrote a weekly column in Young People Now (subsequently Children and Young People Now), then a monthly feature for Youth Work Now and he currently writes a column once a month for the bi-monthly Children and Young People Now. He was a member of the Editorial Review Board for the magazine and a Trustee of the Young People Now Foundation. He is a founding member of the editorial group that established Perspectives, the European journal of youth research, policy and practice, under the auspices of the youth partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe.


Authored Books

Williamson, H. and Williamson, P. (1981), Five Years, Leicester: National Youth Bureau

Williamson, H. (1987), Toolmaking and Politics – The Life of Ted Smallbone: an oral history, Birmingham: Linden Books

Butler, I. and Williamson, H. (1994), Children Speak: Children, Trauma and Social Work, London: Longman/NSPCC

Williamson, H. (1997), Youth and Policy: Contexts and Consequences – Young Men, Transition and Social Exclusion, Aldershot: Ashgate

Williamson, H. (1999), Youth Policy in Finland, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (1999), La politique de la jeunesse en Finlande, Strasbourg: Editions du Conseil de l’Europe

Williamson, H. (2002), Supporting young people in Europe: Principles, policy and practice, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2002), Soutenir les jeunes en Europe: Principes, politique et practique, Strasbourg: Editions du Conseil de l’Europe

Williamson, H. (2004), The Milltown Boys Revisited, Oxford: Berg

Williamson, H. (2004), Youth Policy in Norway, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2004), La Politique de la Jeunesse en la Norvege, Strasbourg: Editions du Conseil de l’Europe

Williamson, H. and Taylor, M. (2005), Madzinga: an ethnography of an experiental and intercultural learning course through outdoor education, http://www.welcomonline.be/madzinga/publication.htm

Williamson, H. (2007), Youth Policy in Cyprus, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2007), La Politique de la jeunesse en Cypree, Strasbourg: Editions du Conseil de l’Europe

Williamson, H. (2007), The Thoughts of Chairman How, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Williamson, H (2008), Supporting young people in Europe (Volume 2), Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2008), Soutenir les jeunes en Europe (Volume 2), Strasbourg: Editions du Conseil de l’Europe

Booth, C., Black, L., Dear, G., John, G., Johnson, M., Levy, I., Selvan, F. and Williamson, H. (2008), The Street Weapons Commission Report, London: Channel 4

Williamson, H. (2009), Youth Policy in Armenia, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2010), Youth Policy in Albania, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Pudar, G., Suurpää, L., Williamson, H. and Zentner, M. (2012), ‘C’est plus compliqué que ça’: an international youth policy review of Belgium’, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Krzaklewska, E. and Williamson, H. (2013), Youth Policy in Ukraine, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing


Edited Books

Williamson, H. (ed.) (1995), Social Action for Young People: Accounts of SCF Youth Work Practice, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (ed.) (1996), Youth in the Information Society, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Pithouse, A. and Williamson, H. (eds) (1997), Engaging the User in Welfare Services, Birmingham: Venture Press

Williamson, H. and Hoskins, B. (with Boetzelen, P.) (eds) (2005), Charting the landscape of European youth voluntary activities, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Milmeister, M. and Williamson, H. (eds) (2006), Dialogues and Networks: Organising exchanges between youth field actors, Youth research monographs Vol 2, Luxembourg: Editions Phi

Milmeister, M. and Williamson, H. (sld) (2006), Dialogues et reseaux: Organiser les echanges entre les acteurs du secteur jeunesse, Monographies de la recherche jeunesse Vol 2, Luxembourg: Editions Phi

Riepl, B. and Williamson, H. (eds)(2009), Portraits of Peer Violence in Public Space: Experiences from Young People in Four Localities in Europe, Vienna: Austrian Institute of Youth Research

Verschelden, G. Coussee, F., Van de Walle, T. and Williamson, H. (2009), The history of youth work in Europe, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Coussee, F., Vershelden,G., Medlinska, M., Van de Walle, T. and Williamson, H. (2010), The history of youth work in Europe Volume 2, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. and Bolter, F. (eds) (2011), Implementing Preventative Action for Children and Youth: A Handbook, Paris: Mission Possible

Coussée, F., Williamson, H. and Verschelden, G. (eds) (2012), The history of youth work in Europe Volume 3, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing


Short Works

Williamson, H. (1981), Chance would be a fine thing, Leicester: National Youth Bureau

Jones, P, Williamson, H., Payne, J. and Smith, G. (1983), Out of School: A case study of the role of government schemes at a time of growing unemployment, MSC Special Programmes Occasional Paper No.4, London: Manpower Services Commission

Williamson, H. and Weatherspoon, K. (1986), Strategies for Intervention: An Approach to Youth and Community Work in an Area of Social Deprivation, Cardiff: Social Research Unit

Williamson, H. (1987), Co-operation, Confusion, Collapse – a study of a young people�s co-operative, Cardiff: Ely Youth and Community Project

Williamson, H. and Wilson, V. (1988), Taking Part: Young People, Participation and Substance Issues, Penarth: Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services

Pilcher, J. and Williamson, H. (1988), An Uphill Struggle: A Guide to Young People�s Experiences in a Changing Labour Market, London: Youthaid

Williamson, H. (1991), Social Action Youth Work with Disadvantaged Young People: The Issues, London: Save the Children Fund

Williamson, H. (1991), Social Action Youth Work with Disadvantaged Young People: Case Studies, London: Save the Children Fund

Shaw, I. and Williamson, H. (1993), Management and Welfare: An Evaluation of Special Needs Housing in Wales, Cardiff: Housing for Wales

Istance, D., Rees, G. and Williamson, H. (1994), Young People Not in Education, Training or Employment in South Glamorgan, Cardiff: South Glamorgan Training and Enterprise Council

Bell, A., Nicholls, D., Parker, B. and Williamson, H. (1994), Planning For a Sufficient Youth Service: Legislation and funding for the Youth Service. A Consultative Paper, Coventry: Sufficiency Working Group

Smith, G., Williamson, H. and Platt, J. (1996), ‘Youth in an Age of Uncertainty’, in Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, The Carnegie Young People Initiative: Years of Decision, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Istance, D. and Williamson, H. (1996), Young People Not in Education, Training or Employment in Mid Glamorgan (Status 0), Treforest: Mid Glamorgan Training and Enterprise Council

Williamson, H., Afzal, S., Eason, C. and Williams, N. (1997), The Needs of Young people aged 15-19 and The Youth Work Response, Wales Youth Agency Newsline, Caerphilly: Wales Youth Agency

Hall, T. and Williamson, H. (1999), Citizenship and Community, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Williamson, H. (1999), ‘Disaffected’ Youth: background research, political recognition and policy development, Wales Youth Agency Newsline, Caerphilly: Wales Youth Agency

Williamson, H. (2001), The Milltown Boys, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Noaks, L., Moreton, K. and Williamson, H. (2004), Partnership Working, On Track Thematic Report, London: Department for Education and Skills Research Report 527

Williamson, H. (2004), The idea of ‘youth policy’ – a European tour, Wales Youth Agency Newsline, Caerphilly: Wales Youth Agency

Williamson, H. (2006), Youth work and the changing policy environment for young people, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Williamson, H. (2012), The Wonderful World of Youth Work: Some reflections on strategies and practice of Helsinki City Youth Department, Helsinki: City of Helsinki Youth Department

Williamson, H. (2012), Nuorisotyön Ihmeellinen Maailma: Pohdintoja Helsingin kaupungin nuorisoasiain-keskuksen strategioista ja käytännöistä, Helsingin Kaupunki: nuorisoasiainkeskus

Williamson, H. (2012), Eggs in a Pan: the emergence of youth policy in Europe (inaugural professorial lecture), Treforest: University of Glamorgan

Williamson, H. (2012), Youth Policy, in the Compendium of Council of Europe approaches to key youth policy and youth work issues, Strasbourg: Council of Europe


Chapters in Academic Books

Williamson, H. (1980), ‘Policing the Community’, in Z. Bankowski and G. Mungham (eds), Essays in Law and Society, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul

Williamson, H. (1980), ‘Defence and Mitigation in the Juvenile Court’, in Z. Bankowski and G. Mungham (eds), Essays in Law and Society, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul

Williamson, H. (1982), ‘Client Responses to the Youth Opportunities Programme’, in P Atkinson and T Rees (eds), Youth Unemployment and State Intervention, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul

Atkinson, P., Rees, T., Shone, D. and Williamson, H. (1982), ‘Social and Life Skills: the latest case of compensatory education’, in P Atkinson and T Rees (eds), Youth Unemployment and State Intervention, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul

Williamson, H. (1983), ‘WEEP: exploitation or advantage?’, in R Fiddy (ed.), In Place of Work: Policy and Provision for the Young Unemployed, Lewes: Falmer

Williamson, H. (1987), ‘Tripartism Revisited: young people, education and work in the 1980s’, in D Marsland (ed.), Education and Youth, Lewes: Falmer

Williamson, H. (1988), ‘Youth Workers, the MSC and the Youth Training Scheme’, in T Jeffs and M Smith (eds), Welfare and Youth Work Practice, London: MacMillan

Butler, I. and Williamson, H. (1995), ‘“No-one ever listens to us” – Interviewing Children and Young People’, in C. Cloke and M. Davies (eds), Participation and Empowerment in Child Protection, London: Pitman

Butler, I. and Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Children speak: Perspectives on their social worlds’, in J. Brannen and M. O’Brien (eds), Childhood and Parenthood, London: University of London Institute of Education

Williamson, H. and Butler, I. (1996), ‘Safe? Involving children in child protection’, in I. Shaw and I. Butler (eds), A Case of Neglect? Children’s experiences and the sociology of childhood, Aldershot: Avebury

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘So much for ’participation’: youth work and young people’, in I. Shaw and I. Butler (eds), A Case of Neglect? Children’s experiences and the sociology of childhood, Aldershot: Avebury

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Systematic or Sentimental? The place of feelings in social research’, in K. Carter and S. Delamont (eds), Qualitative Research: The Emotional Dimension, Aldershot: Avebury

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Status Zer0 youth and the ’underclass’: some considerations’ in R MacDonald (ed.), Youth, the ‘Underclass’ and Social Exclusion, London: Routledge

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘So what for young people?’, in I Ledgerwood and N Kendra (eds), The Challenge of the Future: Towards the new millenium for the Youth Service, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Pithouse, A. and Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Introduction: polemic and apology’, in A Pithouse and H Williamson (eds), Engaging the User in Welfare Services, Birmingham: Venture Press

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Engaging the User: Young people, the youth service and public policy’, in A Pithouse and H. Williamson (eds), Engaging the User in Welfare Services, Birmingham: Venture Press

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Youth work and citizenship’, in J Bynner, L Chisholm and A Furlong (eds), Youth, Citizenship and Social Change in a European Context, Aldershot: Ashgate

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Virtually there? Young Europeans and the information society’, in H. Williamson (ed.), Youth in the information society, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Drakeford, M. and Williamson, H. (1998), ‘From Benign Neglect to Malign Indifference? Housing and Young People’, in I. Shaw, S. Lambert and D. Clapham, Social Care and Housing, Research Highlights in Social Work 32, London: Jessica Kingsley

Williamson, H. (2000), ‘Status Zer0: from research to policy and practice in the United Kingdom’, in G. Walraven, C. Parsons, D. van Veen and C. Day (eds), Combating Social Exclusion Through Education: Laissez-faire, Authoritarianism or Third Way?, Leuven-Apeldoorn: Garant

Guidikova, I and Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Introduction’, in Youth research in Europe: the next generation � Perspectives on transitions, identities and citizenship, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Reaching and Researching the ’Hard to Reach’ (young people at the margins): Methodological and Ethical Questions’, in Youth research in Europe: the next generation � Perspectives on transitions, identities and citizenship, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Unemployed Young People’, in F. Factor, V. Chauhan and J Pitts (eds), The RHP Companion to Working with Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing, pp.192-199

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Young People and the Question of Citizenship: Threats and Possibilities’, in Swedish Board of Youth Affairs, Learning Democracy, Stockholm: Skolverket, pp.34-39

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘Schule und Gemeinwesen in Grossbritannien (mit Schwerpunkt England/Wales)’, in R. Kranzl-Nagl, H. Reiter and B. Riepl (eds), Schule & Gemeinwesen: Internationale Perspektiven, Vienna: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, pp57-102

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘Managing Risk: “status zer0” youth 25 years on – pathways and trajectories’, in B. Tivadar and P. Mrvar (eds), Flying Over or Falling Through the Cracks? Young People in the Risk Society, Ljubljana: Office for Youth of the Republic of Slovenia

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘A Welsh perspective: Developing diverse responses to disaffection’, in Careers Guidance: Constructing the Future – 2002, Social Inclusion: Policy and Practice, Stourbridge: Institute of Careers Guidance, pp13-32

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘Abordando El “Alejamiento” Jovenes Con “Estatus Cer0”: De La Investigacion A Las Politicas Publicas y La Practica En El Reino Unido’, in R. Martinez Sanmarti (ed.), Discurso y Debates en Politicas de Juventud, Revista de estudios de Juventud, Madrid:Instituto de la Juventud, pp103-119

Williamson, H. and Middlemiss, R. (2003), ‘The Emperor has no clothes: Cycles of delusion in community interventions with “disaffected” young men’, in P.C. Nolan (ed.), 20 Years of Youth & Policy: a retrospective, Leicester: The National Youth Agency, pp.267-279

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Sven Diagrams: a new spring or a false dawn for youth research?’, in Torben Bechmann Jensen (ed.), The European Villager: a tour of social theory on youth, Copenhagen: Institute for Psychology

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Young people and social inclusion – an overview of policy and practice’, in M. Barry (ed.), Youth Policy and Social Inclusion: Critical debates with young people, London: Routledge, pp.11-26

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Preventive Work in Youth Justice’, in T. Bateman and J. Pitts (eds), The RHP Companion to Youth Justice, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Challenging Practice: a personal view on “youth work” in times of changed expectations’, in R. Harrison and C. Wise (eds), Working with Young People, London: Sage

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The research, policy and practice triangle: potential and problems’, in M. Milmeister and H. Williamson (eds), Dialogues and Networks: Organising exchanges between youth field actors, Youth research monographs Vol 2, Luxembourg: Editions Phi, pp172-185

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Le triangle de la recherche, de la polique et de la pratique: potentiel et problemes’ in M. Milmeister et H. Williamson (sld), Dialogues et reseaux: Organiser les echanges entre les acteurs du secteur jeunesse, Monographies de la recherche jeunesse Vol 2, Luxembourg: Editions Phi, pp196-210

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Growing Out of Crime? Youth transitions, opportunity structures and social inclusion’, in A. Dearling, T. Newburn and P. Somerville (eds), Supporting safer communities: Housing, crime and neighbourhoods, Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing, pp203-217

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Social inclusion and young people: some introductory remarks’, in H. Colley, P. Boetzelen, B. Hoskins and T. Parveva (eds), Social inclusion and young people: breaking down the barriers, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp23-30

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Youth work and the changing policy environment for young people’, in R. Harrison, C. Benjamin, S. Curran and R. Hunter (eds), Leading Work with Young People, London: Sage

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Fast-tracking’, in B. Goldson (ed.), Dictionary of Youth Justice, Cullompton: Willan, pp.171-172

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Groupwork’, in B. Goldson (ed.), Dictionary of Youth Justice, Cullompton: Willan, pp.186-187

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Integrated or targeted youth support services: an essay on 2"prevention"’, in M Blyth and E Soloman, Prevention and youth crime: Is early intervention working?, Bristol: The Policy Press

Riepl, B. and Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Introduction’, in Riepl, B. and Williamson, H. (eds) (2009), Portraits of Peer Violence in Public Space: Experiences from Young People in Four Localities in Europe, Vienna: Austrian Institute of Youth Research

Maher, J. and Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Street-based Youth Groups and Sub-cultural Clashes in a Post-Industrial Area: Trewaun, Wales’, in Riepl, B. and Williamson, H. (eds) (2009), Portraits of Peer Violence in Public Space: Experiences from Young People in Four Localities in Europe, Vienna: Austrian Institute of Youth Research

Maher, J., Riepl, B., Blum, J., Helve, H., Ilves, K., Kromer, I., Liikanen, V., Strompl, J. and Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Looking across the Localities: Commonalities and Differences in Peer Violence in Public Space’, in Riepl, B. and Williamson, H. (eds) (2009), Portraits of Peer Violence in Public Space: Experiences from Young People in Four Localities in Europe, Vienna: Austrian Institute of Youth Research

Riepl, B., Strompl, J., Helve, H., Blum, J., Ilves, K., Kromer, I., Liikanen, V., Maher, J., and Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Conclusions: Reflections and Recommendations’, in Riepl, B. and Williamson, H. (eds) (2009), Portraits of Peer Violence in Public Space: Experiences from Young People in Four Localities in Europe, Vienna: Austrian Institute of Youth Research

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘European Youth Policy and the Place of the United Kingdom’, in J. Wood and J. Hine (eds), Work with Young People, London: Sage, pp.129-140

Verschelden, G., Coussee, F., Van der Walle, T. and Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The history of European youth work and its relevance for youth policy today’, in G. Verschelden, F. Coussee, T. Van der Walle and H. Williamson (eds), The history of youth work in Europe, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2010),‘For God’s sake, tie your ropes together: the (recent) history of youth work in Wales – Political betrayal, professional infighting and practice inertia’, in Coussee, F., Verschelden, G., Van de Walle, T., Medlinska, M. and Williamson, H. (eds), The history of youth work in Europe Volume 2, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Coussee, F., Verschelden, G., Van de Walle, T., Medlinska, M. and Williamson, H. (2010), ‘The history of European youth work and its relevance for youth policy today’, in Coussee, F., Verschelden, G., Van de Walle, T., Medlinska, M. and Williamson, H. (eds), The history of youth work in Europe Volume 2, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘La Justice des mineurs en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles: Les enjeux de l’évaluation de la prévention’, in C. Beau (ed.), La prevention précoce – un droit de l’enfant, Paris: L’Harmattan, pp.165-168

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘A complex but increasingly coherent journey ? The emergence of ‘youth policy’ in Europe’, in L. Chisholm, S. Kovacheva and M. Merico (eds), European Youth Studies: integrating research, policy and practice, www.youthstudies.eu, pp.136-148

Verschelden, G., Coussée, F., Van de Walle, T. and Williamson, H. (2011), ‘The history of European youth work and its relevance for youth policy today’, in L. Chisholm, S. Kovacheva and M. Merico (eds), European Youth Studies: integrating research, policy and practice, www.youthstudies.eu, pp.206-217

Coussée, F., Williamson, H., and Verschelden, G. (2012), ‘Youth work – an oxymoronic practice between service and association’, in F. Coussée, H. Williamson and G. Verschelden (eds), The history of youth work in Europe Volume 3, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Youth policy reviews of the Council of Europe and their impact on national youth policies’, in M. Hahn-Bliebtreu and M. Molgat (eds), Youth Policy in a Changing World: From Theory to Practice, Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers


Departmental Working Papers

Williamson, H. (1979), Youth Unemployment, the Youth Opportunities Programme and Social and Life Skills, Cardiff: Sociological Research Unit Working Paper No.5

Williamson, H. (1984) Jobs for the Boys: Youth Unemployment, the Youth Opportunities Programme and Social and Life Skills, new edition with revised preface and extended bibliography, Cardiff: Sociological Research Unit Working Paper No.5

Rees, G., Winckler, V. and Williamson, H.(1990), Employers’ Recruitment Strategies, Vocational Education and Training: An Analysis of a ‘Loose’ Labour Market, Cardiff: School of Social and Administrative Studies, Social Research Unit [Education, Training and Labour Markets Research Group]


Academic Journal Papers

Williamson, H. (1986), ‘“Elywise”: an experiment in adult education’, Journal of Community Education, vol.5 no.2, Summer

Rees, G., Winckler, V. and Williamson, H. (1989), ‘The “new vocationalism”: Further Education and local labour markets’, Journal of Education Policy Vol.4, No.3, pp.227-244

Williamson, H. (1989), ‘Mini-Enterprise in Schools: The Pupils’ Experience’, British Journal of Education and Work, Vol.3, No.1, pp.69-80

Rees, T., Harris, A. and Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Editorial’, The Welsh Journal of Education, Vol.1 No.2, pp. 6-9

Edwards, R. and Williamson, H. (1990), ‘The evolution of an enterprising curriculum’, The Welsh Journal of Education, Vol 1 No.2, pp. 44-47

Harris, A. and Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Selected further reading’, The Welsh Journal of Education, Vol.1 No.2, p.60

Shaw, I., Parry-Langdon, N. and Williamson, H. (1992), ‘Developing Models for Day Services’, Social Policy and Administration Volume 26 No1, March, pp.73-86

Shaw, I., Bull, R. and Williamson, H. (1992), ‘Managing Care: Special Needs Housing in Wales’, Contemporary Wales Vol 5, pp.165-185

Williamson, H. (1993), ‘Youth Policy in the United Kingdom and The Marginalisation of Young People’, Youth and Policy 40, pp.33-48, Spring

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘At the Crossroads: Youth Work in Wales’, Welsh Journal of Education Vol4 No2, pp.36-46

Reynolds, F. and Williamson, H. (1985), ‘Extending the welfare tariff for juvenile offenders’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, February

Shaw, I., Bloor, M., Cormack, R. and Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Estimating the Prevalence of Hard to Reach Populations: The Illustration of Mark-Recapture Methods in the Study of Homelessness’, Social Policy and Administration, Vol 30 No 1, pp.69-85

Rees, G., Williamson, H. and Istance, D. (1996), ‘Status Zer0: a study of jobless school leavers in South Wales’, Research Papers in Education 11 (2), pp.219-235

Istance, D., Rees, G. and Williamson, H. (1997),‘Jobless School-Leavers in South Wales: How Big a Problem?’, Journal of Education Policy

Hall, T., Coffey, A. and Williamson, H. (1998) ‘Conceptualising Citizenship: young people and the transition to adulthood’, Journal of Education Policy Vol 13 No 3, pp.301-315

Barry, M., Davies, A. and Williamson, H. (1999), ‘An open response to the concerns of the Centre for Social Action’, Youth and Policy No62 Winter 1998/99, pp.67-70

Williamson, H. and Middlemiss, R. (1999), ‘The Emperor has no clothes: Cycles of delusion in community interventions with “disaffected” young men’, Youth and Policy No63 Spring 1999 pp.13-25

Hall, T., Coffey, A. and Williamson, H. (1999), ‘Self, Space and Place: youth identities and citizenship’, British Journal of Sociology of Education Vol.20 No.4 pp.501-513

Hall, T., Williamson, H. and A, Coffey (2000), ‘Young people, Citizenship and the Third Way: A Role for the Youth Service?’, Journal of Youth Studies Vol 3 No 4 pp.461-472

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Status Zer0 Youth: Twenty-Five Years On � “Education, education, education”? Aspirations for their own Children’, Welsh Journal of Education Vol 10 No 2, pp.34-54

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Evaluation internationale des politiques de jeunesse’, Agora: Debats/Jeunesse No 42 pp30-42

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Youth policy in Wales since devolution: from vision to vacuum?’, Contemporary Wales Vol 19 pp198-216

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘A complex but increasingly coherent journey? The emergence of “youth policy” in Europe’, Youth and Policy 95, Spring pp.57-72

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘European Youth Policy’, Youth and Policy 100, pp.65-73

Tajmazinani, A. and Williamson, H. (2010), ‘Youth policy discourses in post-Revolutionary Iran’, Forum 21: European Journal on Child and Youth Research No.6, pp.40-49

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘Youth policy in Albania’, Forum 21: European Journal on Child and Youth Policy No15, pp.68-72

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Existe-t-il une politique européenne de la jeunesse ?’, Information sociales (Politiques de la jeunesse en Europe), 165/166, pp.25-34

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘European Youth Policy’, Youth Exploration, No.3, pp.89-92 [in Chinese]

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘The Emperor still has no clothes: Some Realities about Youth Work Interventions in the Lives of “Vulnerable” Young People in the 21st Century’, Psihološka Istraživanga [Psychological Research], vol XIV no2, pp.193-207

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Young people and voluntary activities in Europe’, Youth Exploration No.4, Serial No 166, pp.93-96 [in Chinese]

Coussée, F., and Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Youth Worker, Probably the Most Difficult Job in the World’, Children Australia Vol 36 No 4, pp.224-228

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘The integration of youth in the European Community’, Youth Exploration No 2 Serial No 171, pp.91-96 [in Chinese]

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘A matter of concern? The future of the youth agenda in Europe’, Perspectives on Youth: the European Journal of Youth Research, Policy and Practice Vol 1

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Radicalisation to retreat: responses of the young to austerity Europe’, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2013.812041 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2013.812041


Conference Contributions – refereed

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Policy Responses to Youth Unemployment: Cultures, Careers and Consequences for Young People’, in J. Spierings, I. Voorendt and J. Spoehr (eds), Jobs for Young Australians: Proceedings of An International Conference, Adelaide: Social Justice Foundation, pp.218-225

Williamson, H. (1998), ‘Youth and Public Policies’, in Secretaria General de Joventut (Catalunya), Forum Youth of the XXI Century: Opening Sessions, Barcelona: Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales

Williamson, H. (1998), ‘Els Joves I Les Politiques Publiques’ in Secretaria General de Joventut (Catalunya), Forum Joves del Segle XX1: Jornades inaugurals, Barcelona: Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales


Conference Contributions – other

Williamson, H. (2000), ‘Youth and Citizenship’, in Learning democracy: youth participation in school and society, Stockholm: Ungdoms Styrelsen (Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs)

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Socialisation and Stereotypes’, in Human rights of girls and young women in Europe: Questions and challenges for the 21st century, Proceedings of 2000 Information Forum on National Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men, pp.41-50, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Report of Working Group 3: Socialisation and Stereotypes’, in Human rights of girls and young women in Europe: Questions and challenges for the 21st century, Proceedings of 2000 Information Forum on National Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men, pp.71-75, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Williamson, H. (2001), Equality between women and men in and through school (report of the 91st European Seminar for Educational Staff, Donaueschingen, Germany), Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘Young People and “Knowledge Society”’, in Report of the Baltic Sea Youth Minister Conference Youth in the Knowledge Society (Vilnius, Lithuania, 6-9 June 2002), pp42-47

Williamson, H. and Strazdina, A. (2002), ‘Working Group on Non-Formal Education and Lifelong Learning for Creating Knowledge Society’, in Report of the Baltic Sea Youth Minister Conference Youth in the Knowledge Society (Vilnius, Lithuania, 6-9 June 2002), pp49-50

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Different views on prevention: approaches, philosophy, message providers; what are we actually trying to prevent?’, in Pompidou Group, Targeted Drug Prevention: How to reach young people in the community, Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp93-94

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The Integration of Youth in the European Community’, in Youth Policy: Participation in the Era of Globalisation, International Symposium in Commemoration of the 1st Anniversary of the National Youth Commission, Seoul, Republic of Korea, pp21-39

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The Integration of Youth in the European Community’ in Youth Policy: Participation in the Era of Globalisation, Seoul: National Youth Commission of the Republic of Korea and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, pp27-45 [in Korean pp117-138]

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘European Youth Policy’, in Children and Young People in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods � New Cohesion strategies, Documentation of EU Congress in Leipzig 26-28 June 2007, Munchen: Deutsches Jugendinstitut, pp99-104

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Courage’, in The End of the Beginning (report of the Council of Europe�s Final Event of the “All Different All Equal” Youth Campaign on Diversity, Human Rights and Participation), Stockholm: Swedish Ministry of Inegration and Gender Equality, pp.68-73

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Still deluded? Youth work interventions in the lives of “vulnerable” young people in the 21st century’, proceedings of European Youth Workers Conference Vulnerable Youth in the City (Antwerp 8-10 June 2011), Brussels: Uit de Marge, pp.6-16

Coussée, F.and Williamson, H. (2012), ‘In need of hydration’, proceedings of European Youth Workers Conference Vulnerable Youth in the City (Antwerp 8-10 June 2011), Brussels: Uit de Marge, pp.44-54

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘A Model of Inquiry when considering the Social Inclusion of Young People‘. In Social Priorities of Youth Policy, Proceedings of The Scientific and Practical Conference, Government of St Petersburg Committee of Science and Higher Education, St Petersburg: Association of Youth Workers, pp.34-38


Chapters in Professional Books

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Preface’, in D. Nicholls, Employment Practices and Policies in Youth and Community Work, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Introduction’, in H. Williamson (ed.), Social Action for Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Social Action youth work: pure or eclectic?’, in H. Williamson (ed.), Social Action for Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘A model of social action: principles, targets and outcomes’, in H. Williamson (ed.), Social Action for Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Commentary on the contributions’, in H. Williamson (ed.), Social Action for Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Conclusions’, in H. Williamson (ed.), Social Action for Young People, Lyme Regis: Russell House

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Delivering a Youth Service Relevant to Young People’, in I. Ledgerwood (ed.), The Youth Service: Visions for the Future, Ilkley: Bradford and Ilkley Community College

Smith,G., Williamson, H. and Platt, L. (1996), ‘Youth in an Age of Uncertainty: an overview of recent research on young people aged 11-25’, in Carnegie Young People Initiative, Years of Decision, Leicester: Youth Work Press

Butler, I. and Williamson, H. (1998) ’Children’s views about involvement’, in D. Shemmings (ed.), In On The Act: Involving Young People in Family Support and Child Protection, London: HMSO

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Family Therapy’, in Atkinson, M., Kinder, K. and Doherty, P., On Track: A Qualitative Study of the Early Impact of Services, London: Department for Education and Skills, pp48-58

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Parent Support and Training’, in Atkinson, M., Kinder, K. and Doherty, P., On Track: A Qualitative Study of the Early Impact of Services, London: Department for Education and Skills, pp65-76

Noaks, L. and Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Project development’, in V. Harrington, S. Trikha and A. France (eds), Process and early implementation issues: emerging findings from the On Track evaluation, London: Home Office Online Report 06/04, pp17-25

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Young people and voluntary activities in Europe’, in H. Williamson and B. Hoskins (eds), Charting the landscape of European youth voluntary activities, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp.7-14

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Da li svi putevi vode ka omladinskoj politici: Uvodna Rec’, in D. Markovic and S. Vuckovic, Da Li Svi Putevi Vode Ka Omladinskoj Politici? Istrazivanje o stanju u oblasti omladinske politike na opstinskom nivou u Srbiji, Beograd: Forum Syd

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Coming of Age in Strasbourg: a personal tribute to Peter Lauritzen’, in H. Otten, Y. Ohana and A. Karsten (eds), Born in Flensburg, Europe � Journeys with Peter Lauritzen, Bratislava: Demokratie & Dialog e.V

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘Delivering a “NEET” solution: an essay on an apparently intractable problem’, in S. Upton (ed.), Engaging Wales’ disengaged youth, Cardiff: Institute of Welsh Affairs


Other Publications

Williamson, H. (1985), ‘Taking a close-up: surveying a youth club membership’, in D Smith (ed.), Look at What You’re Doing – using research in youth work, Leicester: National Youth Bureau

Williamson, H. (1987), Youth Culture, Leicester: National Youth Bureau

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Alternativas a la pena prevativa de libertad. Jurisdiccion de menores’, Tribuna de Salamanca 25th March

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Youth In Transition’, People and Work Unit Review 1982-95

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Dealing with the Drug Culture’, Welsh Agenda, Summer 96, p.23

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Polarising the Young’, New Times No.113, 9th November, pp2-3

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘The Finnish Youth Policy Review – Reflections’, Nordic Youth Research Newsletter

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind? or Formerly invisible, now in mind for public policy?: an essay on young people, poverty and social exclusion’ in D. Adamson (ed.), Social Exclusion and Economic Regeneration, Pontypridd: Institute of Welsh Affairs/University of Glamorgan

Williamson, H. (1998), Whither or Wither the Youth Service?, Leicester: National Youth Agency Occasional Paper

Williamson, H. (1999), ‘Review and ways forward’, in NYA/DfEE/JRF, Creating dialogue and improving links, report of the launch of the Research, Policy and Practice Forum on Young People, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Williamson, H. (1999), ‘Youth in the Information Society’, in Circle for Youth Research Cooperation in Europe (ed.), Intercultural Reconstruction: European Year book on Youth Policy and Research Vol.2 pp.315-317

Williamson, H. (2000), ‘Youth work and government policies towards young people: the research, policy and practice forum’, in L. Machacek and L. Chisholm (eds), Comparative Youth Research and Policy, Contributions to the debate from ISA RC34, Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences, pp.22-33

Williamson, H. (2000), Socialisation and Stereotypes, occasional paper (presented to 2000 Information Forum on National Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men), Strasbourg: Council of Europe Human Rights Directorate

Williamson, H. (2001), From ‘Tommy Butler’ to Tony Blair: a story of marginalised youth and public policy, ESRC Youth, Citizenship and Social Change Newsletter, Issue 3 Winter 2000/Spring 2001 pp6-8

Williamson, H. (2001), Learning the Art of Patience: Dealing with the Disengaged, British Youth Council Youth Agenda No.17, London: British Youth Council

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘Understanding what makes young people tick, and making the most of it’, in Improving Services to Cut Youth Offending, Infolog Newsletter (February 2001) pp5-6

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘The Government Agenda from a Rights Perspective’, in Save the Children, Making Rights Stick, Children’s rights in local government, London: Save the Children

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘A learning environment’, New Politics Network Bulletin, October, p6

Williamson, H. (2002), ‘Conclusion: Lithuania National Report’, in Youth Policy in Transformation: Lithuanian Youth Policy Review, Vilnius: State Council for Youth Affairs, pp130-133

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Attendance, attitude and achievement – pushes, pulls and patience’

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Foreword’, The Award and Youth Work: Take the Challenge, Windsor: Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Professional fouls’, Society Guardian 16 February pp2-3

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘In-the-blood money’, Society Guardian 23rd February, p8

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Enter the boyzone’, Society Guardian 2nd March, p8

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Even Yobs Matter: connecting young people to community and society’, in Camelot Foundation, Youth 2009: Scanning horizons in youth policy, London: Camelot Foundation, pp.12-21

Towler, K., Williamson, H., Battle, M. and Francis, D. (2006), Someone to listen, something to do: an holistic multi-agency youth at risk prevention model for South Wales, Children�s Commissioner for Wales/South Wales Police

Williamson, H. (2009), �All They Want is a Job�, WalesWatch � the IWA blog, Institute of Welsh Affairs http://www.iwa.org.uk/blog/2009/10/all-they-want-is-job.html

Williamson, H. (2009), �Challenge is to find proper solution to problem of Neets�, the thursday essay, Western Mail 22nd October, p24

Williamson, H. (2010), �Neet acronym is far from a neat description�, TES Cymru 5th March

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘The Youth Justice Board: 1999-2011’, Children and Young People Now 19-25 October, p.8

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘The Occupy movement – a view from research’, Coyote 19, p.17, June

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Thoughts on Kurt Hahn – from the Award’s point of view’, in K. Vogel (ed.), Thoughts on Kurt Hahn – from the Award’s point of view: Festschrift on the Occasion of the 125th Birthday of Kurt Hahn, Bonn: Das Internationale Jugendprogramm in Deutschland E.V.


Other Media

January 2003-August 2007
Weekly column of reflection, comment and opinion in Young People Now [ISSN 0956 2842]
September 2007-August 2010
Weekly column of reflection, comment and opinion in Children and Young People Now
September 2010 – December 2011
Monthly feature of reflection, comment and opinion in Youth Work Now
January 2012 -
Monthly column of comment on contemporary youth policy in Children and Young People Now

Reviews of Single Academic Books:

Over 600 book reviews have been published in 30 academic and professional journals.


Public documents to which I have made a significant contribution

United Kingdom Youth Work Alliance (1996), Agenda for a Generation, Edinburgh: Scottish Community Education Council

Department for Education and Employment (1997), New Deal for Young People: Design Document, London: The Stationery Office

House of Commons Education and Employment Select Committee (1998), Disaffected Children, 5th report, London: The Stationery Office

European Commission (1998), Education and active citizenship in the European Union, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities

New Deal Task Force (1998), Meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people, London: Department for Education and Employment

United Kingdom Youth Work Alliance (1999), Learning, Competence and Citizenship – the role of youth work: Supporting transitions to adult life, Leicester: National Youth Agency

Social Exclusion Unit (1999), Bridging the Gap: New Opportunities for 16-18 Year Olds Not in Education, Employment or Training, London: The Stationery Office

House of Commons Education and Employment Select Committee (1999), Access for All? A Survey of Post-16 Participation, 8th report, London: The Stationery Office

Wales Youth Agency (2000), Attendance, Attitude and Achievement: the role of youth work in school inclusion, Caerphilly: Wales Youth Agency

Social Exclusion Unit (2000), National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal Policy Action Team 12 – Young People, London: The Stationery Office

National Assembly for Wales (2000), Tackling Substance Misuse in Wales: A partnership approach, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales

National Assembly for Wales (2000), Extending Entitlement: supporting young people in Wales, Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales

European Commission (2001), A New Impetus for European Youth: White Paper, Brussels: European Commission

State Council for Youth Affairs (Lithuania) (2002), Youth policy in transformation: Lithuanian youth policy review, Vilnius: State Council for Youth Affairs

Social Exclusion Unit (2003), A better education for children in care, London: Social Exclusion Unit

National Employment Panel (2003), A New Deal for All?, report of the National Employment Panel Working Group on New Deal 25+ and the ‘most disdvantaged’, London: The Stationery Office

Council of Europe (2003), Guidelines for the formulation and implementation of youth policies, Strasbourg: European Steering Committee for Youth [CDEJ]

Council of Europe (2004), Gender mainstreaming in schools, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Welsh Assembly Government/Youth Justice Board (2004), All Wales Youth Offending Strategy, Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2007), The Children’s Plan, London: The Stationery Office

Welsh Assembly Government (2008), Working Together to Reduce Harms (ten-year substance misuse strategy), Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2008), Refreshing the youth agenda of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Centre for Social Justice (2009), Dying to Belong: An in-depth review of street gangs in Britain, report of the Gangs Working Group, London: Centre for Social Justice

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (2009), The Integration of Young People in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Clubs for Young People (2009), Somewhere to Belong: a blueprint for 21st century clubs, London: Clubs for Young People

European Commission (2010), Declaration from the 1st European Youth Work Convention, Gent: EU Belgium Presidency

European Commission (2012), The social inclusion of socially excluded youth: more opportunities, better access and higher solidarity – Policy Review of the research cluster on social exclusion, Brussels: European Commission

Catalyst Consortium (2012), A framework of outcomes for young people, London; The Young Foundation

Eurofound (2012), NEETs – Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (2012), Recommendation on the Right to Quality Education, Strasbourg: Council of Europe


Memberships

In 1997 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Organisational Secretary, International Sociological Association Research Committee on Youth (since 2002, re-elected to 2014)

Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice (co-conveyor of thematic group on young people and community safety)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013)

External

Academic

He has been external examiner to professional youth and community work training courses at De Montfort University, the University of Plymouth, Bradford and Ilkley College, St Martin’s College, Lancaster, the University of Malta and Trinity College, Carmarthen; and for the MA in applied social research at the University of Hertfordshire. He is currently external assessor for the new Open University course on ‘Working with Young People’. He has also been external marker on youth training modules, and a dissertation supervisor, for Masters degree courses in labour market studies at the University of Leicester. He has taught and supervised on the MA in Comparative European Social Studies in Maastricht, and supervised theses for the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam. He has been an external doctoral thesis examiner in the UK, Europe and Australia.


UK

From 1979-96, he sat on the Management Committee of Birmingham Young Volunteers and was its Vice Chair from 1985-1988 and its Chair from 1993 to 1996. In 1981-82 he was a member of the National Youth Bureau�s Working Party on Neighbourhood Services for Young People At Risk and In Trouble.

He was a member of the UK Youth Work Alliance, which produced Agenda for a Generation (1996) and he was the author of the Alliance’s Learning, Competence and Citizenship – the role of youth work (1999). He sat on the National Youth Agency’s Ethics Committee for youth information which informs the development of the NYA Youth Information database.

He has sat on other committees for Save the Children, Community Service Volunteers, the Industrial Society, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Welsh Association of Youth Clubs (now Youth Cymru) and the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. He was a member of Rainer’s resettlement research and evaluation group.

He is an Ambassador for Make Justice Work and for UK Youth.

In 2013, he led a British Council delegation to China at the invitation of the All China Youth Federation.


UK Government

In 1997, he was appointed by the Minister of State for Employment to the Advisory Group to the New Deal Task Force and sat on the Task Force’s Work Group on Disadvantaged Young People. He was a member of the National Employment Panel’s working group on New Deal 25+ and ‘reaching the most disadvantaged’.

In 1997, he was appointed a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education and Employment, advising them during their inquiries into Disaffected Children (1997/8) and Access for All? Participation in post-16 learning (1998/9). He was a member of the Social Exclusion Unit’s Policy Action Team on Young People (1998-2000) and a member of its working groups on research and on consulting young people.

He was a member of the steering group for the NYA/JRF/DfEE Research, Policy and Practice Forum on Young People (1998-2003) and was the rapporteur for its inaugural seminar in 1998.

In 1999 he was invited by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to be a member of the steering group for the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Young People. When the steering group was disbanded in 2005, he was offered the honorary position as a Founder of the Award. In May 2000 he was invited to join the Council of The Prince’s Trust Cymru, and in 2003 he became a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

He was a member of a Home Office working group on the future of attendance centres within new crime and disorder legislation and, in February 2001 became a member of the NACRO Cymru Advisory Group. In September 2001 he was appointed to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales by the Home Secretary (and re-appointed in 2004), and until his term of appointment ended in October 2008 he chaired the Prevention and Inclusion Committee, and the YJB’s Consultative Committee for Wales (which, in 2006, merged with the Welsh Assembly Government’s All Wales Youth Offending Strategy Implementation Group to become the inaugural Youth Justice Committee for Wales). He was the keynote speaker at the launch, in November 2000, of the Children and Young People’s Unit established by the British Prime Minister following the deliberations of the Social Exclusion Unit. Subsequently, he was appointed by the Minister of State for Young People to the Advisory Group to the Ministerial sub-committee on Children and Young People’s Services.

In 2011, he gave evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee during its inquiry into services for young people. In 2012, he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Wales to the Big Society advisory forum in Wales, and invited by the Cabinet Office Minister to be a National Citizen’s Service Champion.

Wales

Between 1988 and 1994, he was Chair of Youthlink Wales, a peer-led drug and alcohol prevention project. He was Vice-Chair of Alcohol Action (Wales) between 1993 and 1995 and its Chair from 1995 to 1997.

From 1994 to 1999, he was a Director of Grassroots Records and Trading (a company established in 1994 to provide a commercial outlet for writing, music, arts and other enterprise by young people) and he sits on the management committee of Grassroots – the Cardiff City Centre Youth Project.


Welsh Government

In 1989 the Minister of State at the Welsh Office appointed him as Chairman of the Wales Youth Work Partnership and in 1992 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Wales as Vice Chairman of the newly formed Wales Youth Agency (Cyngor Ieuenctid Cymru). He served as Vice-Chair of the Agency throughout its existence and was its Acting Chair between 2004 and 2006 until the Welsh Assembly Government took over its functions and it ceased to exist in 2006. He chaired the Agency’s Advisory Council for Youth Work in Wales between 1996 and 1999, and was chair of its National Voluntary Youth Organisation Grants Scheme Committee. He was also the Agency’s nominated member of the Millennium Volunteers Grants Panel for Wales. He was a member of the Welsh Office committee considering government funding of the voluntary sector, and was the voluntary sector representative on the Employment Service Partnership Board dealing with European grant funding in Wales.

In 1996, he was appointed by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales as a member of the Welsh Advisory Committee on Drug and Alcohol Misuse (WACDAM), was vice-chair of its Prevention and Education Sub-Committee, its Chair from 1998, and a member of its Campaign Group. In May 1999, following the Secretary of State for Wales’ decision to abolish WACDAM, he was appointed a member of the Substance Misuse Advisory Panel by the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales. He was subsequently re-appointed by the National Assembly’s Minister of Health in 2001 to a re-constituted Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse, and was re-appointed once more by the Welsh Assembly Government’s Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration in 2005. He chaired APoSM’s ‘Hidden Harm’ education group, and was briefly Acting Chair of ApoSM in 2006 during the chair’s absence.

In Wales, he was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Youth Policy prior to the inauguration of the National Assembly for Wales. He was also a member of the National Assembly’s Social Inclusion Advisory Panel. In 1999, he was appointed by the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales to the project management team of the Young Voice/Llais Ifanc initiative and, in January 2000, to the National Experts’ Group on Youth Policy in Wales (which produced Extending Entitlement) and subsequently to the expert reference group for the Youth Unit established by the Assembly. In 2006 he was nominated by the Youth Justice Board to sit on the Assembly Education Minister’s Advisory Group on youth participation.

In 2010, he was appointed by the Minister for Children as the first chair of the newly established National Independent Advocacy Board (for children and young people in Wales).


European and International

At European and international levels, he was rapporteur for the 2nd European Youth Research Symposium on youth in the information society, held in Budapest in 1996. He was also rapporteur, in Finland in 1997, for the first Council of Europe international review of national youth policy. He wrote a ‘synthesis report’ in 2002 (Supporting Young People in Europe – see above) on the first seven international reviews, and a further synthesis report on the ‘second seven’ reviews conducted between 2002 and 2006. In 2004 he completed a review of youth policy in Norway, in 2005 a review of youth policy in Cyprus, in 2006 a review of youth policy in Armenia, and in 2009 a review of youth policy in Albania. He has been an adviser to the State Council for Youth Affairs in Lithuania and has worked on youth policy development in other central and eastern European countries (such as Serbia and Slovenia). Since 2006, on behalf of the Council of Europe, he has co-ordinated its international reviews of national youth policy, starting with Latvia and Hungary in 2007, followed by Moldova (2008), Albania (2009), Belgium (2011) and Ukraine (during 2012).

He is involved, more widely, in youth policy development within the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the United Nations. He was a member of the Council’s Youth Directorate working group on curriculum development for European citizenship, and was consultant to the Council’s inter-governmental expert committee on standards for youth policy development in Europe. He contributed significantly to the European Commission’s White Paper on Youth Policy in Europe (A New Impetus for European Youth), launched in Belgium in 2001. He has been a senior expert consultant for the International Council on National Youth Policy. He was co-president (2001-2003) of the Council of Europe Human Rights Directorate gender mainstreaming in schools experts group, and a member of the Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group expert committee considering drug prevention for specific target groups at the Community Level. More recently he has been part of the Berlin process exploring the idea of the ‘social city’. He contributed to the launch, in St Petersburg, Russia, in September 2006, of the Council of Europe’s All Different All Equal Campaign (and delivered a keynote concluding speech at the end of the Campaign, in Malmo, Sweden in 2007). He spoke at the opening of the European Commission’s European Youth Week in Brussels in June 2007. He was a member of the Quality Group convened by the Partnership (in the youth field) between the European Commission and the Council of Europe. During the second half of 2010, he advised the Belgium Presidency of the European Union on its youth programme, serving as a rapporteur for the 1st European Youth Work Convention, general rapporteur for the EU Youth Conference and Directors-General meeting (where he presented to the DGs on the subject of the relationship between youth research and the policy making field at a European level), and general rapporteur for the seminar on youth mobility. In November 2010, he contributed to an informal lunchtime meeting at the EU27 Youth Ministers’ conference in Brussels, on the issues within the structured dialogue on youth employment in Europe. He has been a member of the Council of Europe/European Commission Youth Partnership Advisory Board. In 2010, he was also a member of a Council of Europe expert group on the right of young people to quality education. During Hungary’s Presidency of the European Union, he was invited to be a member of the editing team preparing the final conclusions on the structured dialogue on youth employment for presentation to the final plenary session of the EU Youth Event and Directors-General meeting.

He has been part of the international academic teams that have delivered training courses on youth research and social policy in Budapest (1999-2001), South Africa (April 2000) and Moscow (September 2002). He has twice given the keynote speech to the annual Students’ Forum 2000, convened under the patronage of the late President Vaclav Havel in the Czech Republic. In 2012 he was invited to lead a seminar at the European Forum Alpbach, made the opening speech on theme of Expectations of the Young, and contributed to the debate on the future of European integration at its political symposium. He led the panel on the social inclusion of young people at the European Conference of Ministers responsible for youth, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He also provided the keynote address on democracy in Europe at the Youth Assembly convened by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in preparation for the World Forum on Democracy.

In 2013, for the EU/CoE Youth Partnership, he was rapporteur for a seminar on youth in austerity Europe and facilitated a major conference on scanning the horizons for youth in Europe in 2020. He also made a keynote speech on youth policy at a conference in Moscow convened by the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation, and contributed to the EU Reform agenda for education, training and youth in relation to combating early school leaving.


Conributions to Professional Debate – Professional Journal Articles

Williamson, H. (1978), ‘Choosing to be a delinquent’, New Society, 9 November

Williamson, H. (1980), ‘Why kids plead guilty’, Community Care, 10 July

Williamson, H. and Coffin, G. (1981), ‘Are work schemes working?’, Youth in Society, June

Williamson, H. (1983), ‘Personal View’, Youth in Society, July

Williamson, H. (1983), ‘A Duty to Explain’, Youth in Society, November

Williamson, H. (1984), ‘Till next week’, New Society, 21 June

Williamson, H. (1985), ‘Struggling beyond youth’, Youth in Society, No98, January

Smith, D. and Williamson, H. (1985), ‘Future? What Future?’, Youth in Society, November

Williamson, H. (1986), ‘Young People in the Soviet Union’, The Social Science Teacher vol.15 no.3, Summer

Williamson, H. (1986), ‘Community Uprising or Riot? Handsworth’ (an interview with Alph Hutchinson), Youth and Policy no.15, Winter

Williamson, H. (1986), ‘Handsworth Riots – the search for a cause’, Youth in Society, February

Williamson, H. (1989), ‘Personal Views: Lending Money to Young People’, Young People Now, Vol.1 No.8 (November), p.46

Williamson, H. (1989), ‘Personal Views: making provision for local and non-local young people’, Young People Now Vol.1 No.9 (December), p.46

Williamson, H. (1989), ‘Comment’, The World�s Children, December

Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Personal Views: youth workers and the police’, Young People Now Vol.1 No.10 (January), p.46

Breen, K., Nyman, S. and Williamson, H. (1990), ‘A chance of a Lifetime’, Young People Now, Vol.1 No.11, pp.42-44

Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Personal Views: residential opportunities for young people’, Young People Now, Vol.1 No.11, pp.45-46

Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Personal Views: fieldwork supervision of students’, Young People Now, Vol 1 No.12, p.38

Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Trapped as Teenagers’, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 80, pp.14-22

Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Training part-timers: keeping it informal’, Young People Now, Vol 1 No.13, p.39

Williamson, H. (1990), ‘Curriculum or Collaboration’, Young People Now, Vol 1 No 16, p.39

Williamson, H. (1991), ‘Where are they now?’, Young People Now, No 22, pp.35-37

Williamson, H. (1992), ‘Howard�s End’, Young People Now 39, pp.42-43, July

Williamson, H. (1992), ‘Getting over The Berlin Wall’, Young People Now 40, pp.29-30, August

Williamson, H. (1992), ‘Whose Side Are You On?’, Young People Now 41, p.43, September

Williamson, H. (1993), ‘A model for development’, Young People Now 46, p.41, February

Williamson, H. (1993), ’It’s all about process…‘, Young People Now 56, pp.30-31, December’

Williamson, H. (1994), ‘“Quality”: realities of the youth service’, Rapport, March, p.11

Williamson, H. (1995), ‘Young People and Youth Work in Wales’, Rapport March 1995, p.3

Williamson, H. (1996), ‘Out on the Edge’, Youth Clubs No 86, Winter 96, pp.11-13

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Zer0 Rated’, Young People Now 99, July, pp.32-33

Williamson, H. (1997), ‘Summertime Blues’, Young People Now 103, November, p.20

Williamson, H. (1998), ‘On the road again: why bother with residentials?’, Young People Now 111, July, pp.24-26

Hall, T. and Williamson, H. (1998), ‘Learning for Citizenship’, UK Youth No94 Winter 98/99, pp.12-14

Castillo, O. and Williamson, H. (2000), ‘Cash Crops’, Young People Now 137, August

Williamson, H. (2000), ‘Connexions: uusi tukipalvelu brittinuorille’, Nuorisotyo 6/00, pp.7-8

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘The Milltown Boys’, Young People Now 143 (March) pp18-20

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘The Milltown Boys: ducking & diving’, Young People Now 144 (April) pp18-19

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘The Milltown Boys: In the Family Way’, Young People Now 146 (May) pp26-27

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘The Milltown Boys: Home and Away’, Young People Now 146 (June) pp22-23

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘The Milltown Boys: Crime and Punishment’, Young People Now 147 (July) pp26-28

Williamson, H. (2001), ‘The Milltown Boys: The Limits of Intervention’, Young People Now 148 (August) pp18-20

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Social Inclusion: Rhetoric and Reality’, Young People Now, 8-14 January, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Notes from a Trip Abroad – to Wales’, Young People Now, 15-21 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Men can do girls’ work after all’, Young People Now, 22-28 January, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Setting boundaries can build bridges’, Young People Now, 29 January – 4 February, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Intensive programmes benefit offenders’, Young People Now, 5-11 February, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘The Club can still be the place to be’, Young People Now, 12-18 February, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Take kids to water and let them drink’, Young People Now, 19-25 February, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Targets do not always hit the mark’, Young People Now, 25 February-4 March, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘The difference between use and misuse’, Young People Now, 5-11 March, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Secret kitty gives more than financial aid’, Young People Now, 12-18 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Never a truer word has been sung’. Young People Now, 19-25 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Freedom is elusive for many in Europe’, Young People Now, 26 March – 1st April, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Optional participation may not be enough’, Young People Now 2-8 April, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Youth work is a site for honest dialogue’, Young People Now 9-15 April, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Patience is the most important skill’, Young People Now, 16-22 April, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Dealing with Neighbours from Hell’, Young People Now 23-29 April, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Small acts of kindness can mean a lot’, Young People Now 30 April – 6 May, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Next Generation ready to receive the baton’, Young People Now 7-13 May, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘The pool table is still a relevant resource’, Young People Now 14-20 May, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Debate needs more sense, not more words’, Young People Now 21-27 May, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Grand aims collide with practical reality’, Young People Now 28 May-3 June, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Research is integral to making policy’, Young People Now 4-10 June, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Reliable information is our direst need’, Young People Now 11-17 June, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Respect and Responsibility – it works’, Young People Now 18-24 June, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘A strong card in Blair’s Reshuffle’, Young People Now, 25 June – 1 July, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Like it or not, coercion has a role to play’, Young People Now 2-8 July, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Never too old to braid it like Beckham’, Young People Now 9-15 July, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘When honesty is the best policy’, Young People Now 16-22 July, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘A nanny state solution to managing risk’, Young People Now 23-29 July, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘No success without trust and credibility’, Young People Now 30 July – 5 August, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Mind-bending on European Citizenship – a response’, Coyote 7, July, pp18-20

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Paralysed by a maze of regulations’, Young People Now 6-12 August, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Inspections can have some funny results’, Young People Now 13-19 August, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ’It’s their right to make the “wrong” choice’, Young People Now 20-26 August, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Families that eat together stay together’, Young People Now 27 August – 2 September, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘From a tribunal to a field in just a day’, Young People Now 3-9 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Tolerance of ideas extends to youth work’, Young People Now 10-16 September, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Critical people at critical moments’, Young People Now 17-23 September, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ’What’s in a name, what’s in an ID number?’, Young People Now 24-30 September, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Better to care too much or not enough’, Young People Now 1-7 October, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘How to win politicians and influence them’, Young People Now 8-14 October, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘The spirit of young enterprise lives on’, Young People Now 15-21 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Attracted by the glamour of Yob Culture’, Young People Now 22-28 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘The miracle of the breakthrough moment’, Young People Now 29 October – 4 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Sometimes you have to be firm to be kind’, Young People Now 5-11 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Changing attitudes, forging links’, Young People Now 12-18 November, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘How to win over the awkward squad’, Young People Now 19-25 November, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Reward those who do, not those who talk’, Young People Now 26 November-2 December, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Patience pays when tracking teenagers’, Young People Now 3-9 December, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ’It’s only words, but words can mean a lot’, Young People Now 10-16 December, p13

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘A tale of two support services’, Young People Now 17-23 December, p11

Williamson, H. (2003), ‘Youth and Crime: a personal view’, Criminal Justice Matters No54 Winter, pp6-7

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Reward for an honourable profession’, Young People Now 7-13 January, p11

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Give the Youth Justice Board a chance’, Young People Now 14-20 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ’It’s important to listen to opposite views’, Young People Now 21-27 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Does size always matter? Not in this case’, Young People Now 28 January – 3 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘An unhealthy attitude to eating and sport’, Young People Now 4-10 February, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘So which funding stream pays for this?’, Young People Now 11-17 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Have they done too much, much too young?’, Young People Now 18-24 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Stop the revolving doors of training’, Young People Now 25 February – 2 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ’There’s a point where you can do no more’, Young People Now 3-9 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Music as a metaphor for youth work’, Young People Now 10-16 March, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The difference between hay and straw’, Young People Now 17-23 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘An uneven playing field for youth work’, Young People Now 24-30 March, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ’Government’s post-16 figures must add up’, Young People Now 31 March – 6 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The ones that got away from a life of crime’ Young People Now 7-13 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Why? Because we haven’t got a bus stop’, Young People Now 14-20 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Accredited outcomes with an Easter twist’, Young People Now 21-27 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘School children need a level playing field’, Young People Now 28 April – 4 May, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ’Let’s have a more balanced youth policy’, Young People Now 5-11 May, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Young people can say the funniest things’, Young People Now 12-18 May, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Why football and youth work don’t mix’, Young People Now 19-25 May, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The best programmes are where you learn’, Young People Now 26 May – 1 June, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The dangers of facing ethical dilemmas’ Young People Now 2-8 June, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘When volunteering becomes compulsory’, Young People Now 9-15 June, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Get young people out into public spaces’, Young People Now 16-22 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The songs about conflict resonate loudly’, Young People Now 23-29 June, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Youth work in the centre of the triangle’, Young People Now 30 June – 6 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Youth councils and young William Hagues’, Young People Now 7-13 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The plight of “ordinary kids” in the media’, Young People Now 14-20 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Looking to the future of the Wales Youth Agency’, Ymlaen 14, pp9-10

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Edrych tua dyfodol Cyngor Ieuenctid Cymru’, Ymlaen 14, pp9-10

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Europe can teach many valuable lessons’, Young People Now 21-27 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘A chance encounter with lasting results’, Young People Now 28 July – 3 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The best residentials involve everyone’, Young People Now 4-10 August, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The death of one of your own hits hard’, Young People Now 18-24 August, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Awards do mean something to the young’, Young People Now 1-7 September, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Even a toilet visit can begin a heated debate’, Young People Now 8-14 September, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Paperwork must not impede real work’, Young People Now 15-21 September, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Youth work never stops – even in summer’, Young People Now 22-28 September, p17

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Fresh air is a great tool for development’, Young People Now 29 September – 5 October, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Community engagement is no longer easy’, Young People Now 6-12 October, p17

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘A Conservative vision of youth work’, Young People Now 13-19 October, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Parents are last to thank youth workers’, Young People Now 20-26 October, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Tomlinson must be backed by resources’, Young People Now 27 October – 2 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘A celebration of the core of youth work’, Young People Now 3-9 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Sometimes the simple solution is the best’, Young People Now 10-16 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Youth work is not really so bad in the UK’, Young People Now 17-23 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The best outcomes can’t always be measured’, Young People Now 24-30 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Young offenders need youth work most’, Young People Now 1-7 December, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘The Milltown Boys will always be boys’, Young People Now 8-14 December, p15

Williamson, H. (2004), ‘Give young people a chance to be children’, Young People Now 15-21 December, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘David Blunkett deserves a fair hearing’, Young People Now 5-11 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Tsunami brings home how lucky we are’, Young People Now 12-18 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘School is still alive and kicking for now’. Young People Now 19-25 January, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘What Hodge really said about youth clubs’, Young People Now 26 January – 1 February, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), Citizenship policies must work both ways’, Young People Now 2-8 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘How to balance on the political tightrope’, Young People Now 9-15 February, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Young people slip down Labour’s agenda’, Young People Now 16-22 February, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Never mind outcomes, just don’t get sued’, Young People Now 23 February – 1st March, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Realpolitik runs roughshod over evidence’, Young People Now 2-8 March, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Our failures are as important as success’, Young People Now 9-15 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Brief encounters with dodgy ex-members’, Young People Now 16-22 March, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ’Haven’t we been here a few times before?’, Young People Now 23-29 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Where to draw the line over behaviour’, Young People Now 30 March – 5 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Unstructured work is not youth work’, Young People Now 6-12 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Good ideas will eventually have their day’, Young People Now 13-19 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Teens can’t rely on the parental pound’, Young People Now 20-26 April, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Longbridge still casts a long shadow’, Young People Now 27 April – 3 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘NEET isn’t another term for young nobodies’, Young People Now 4-10 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘The gulf in earning power is widening’, Young People Now 11-17 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘You never stop being their youth worker’, Young People Now 18-24 May, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Young offenders need warm fuzzies too’, Young People Now 25-31 May, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Respect can have many different meanings’, Young People Now 1-7 June, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘A progressive view on youth creativity’, Young People Now 8-14 June, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘So who is bringing up our young people?’, Young People Now 15-21 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Why teens bite the hand that feeds them’, Young People Now 22-28 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T What the letters mean to me’, Young People Now 29 June – 5 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘A lesson in policy from Lady Albemarle’, Young People Now 6-12 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Comment: Our kingdom and the horse’, British Horse July/August, p37

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘We must realise that even yobs matter’, Young People Now 13-19 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Policies that aim to please the Ministers’, Young People Now 20-26 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Green Paper follows an established path’, Young People Now 27 July – 2 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Youth custody placement is no lottery’, Young People Now 3-9 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘The loneliness of a modern young offender’, Young People Now 17-23 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘We need to colonise our common ground’, Young People Now 31 August – 6 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Cottage project continues to inspire trust’, Young People Now 7-13 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Good outcomes don’t need to be visible’, Young People Now 14-20 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘OFSTED report is missing the big picture’, Young People Now 21-27 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘All pride lost for the price of a Mars bar’, Young People Now 28 September – 4 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Youth work must be rewarded properly’, Young People Now 5-11 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ’Labour’s youth promise not fulfilled yet’, Young People Now 12-18 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Youth workers are always responsive’, Young People Now 19-25 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘The reality of responsive youth work’, Young People Now 26 October – 1 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Youth work is key to prevention schemes’, Young People Now 2-8 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Training needs to be effectively measured’, Young People Now 9-15 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Lessons from Armenia on youth custody’, Young People Now 16-22 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Will lead professionals lead the way?’, Young People Now 23-29 November, p15

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘The basics of youth work are timeless’, Young People Now 30 November – 6 December, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘A missed opportunity for a mature debate’, Young People Now 7-13 December, p13

Williamson, H. (2005), ‘Youth Matters: The devil is in the details’, Safer Society, Winter, p14

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘A New Year’s resolution for youth work’, Young People Now 4-10 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Comment: Swansong’, Ymlaen 17 Winter 2005/6, p11

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Esboniad: Y Ffarwel Olaf’, Ymlaen 17 Gaeaf 2005/6, p11

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘A fond goodbye to the Wales Youth Agency’, Young People Now 11-17 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Are Birmingham’s problems being solved?’, Young People Now 18-24 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘A justice system that seeks to make good’, Young People Now 25-31 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Vigilance and judgment are key to vetting’, Young People Now 1-7 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Danish cartoons are no laughing matter’, Young People Now 8-14 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Are support orders always the answer?’, Young People Now 15-21 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Failing attitudes are a challenge to us all’, Young People Now 22-28 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ’Palestine’s youth policy is not forgotten’, Young People Now 1-7 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Communities remain fearful of the young’, Young People Now 8-14 March, p15

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Youth Clubs can make every child matter’, Young People Now 15-21 March, p15

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Personal attacks don’t help young people’, Young People Now 22-28 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Effective youth work can last a lifetime’, Young People Now 29 March – 4 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Prevention is more effective than cure’, Young People Now 5-11 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Why not let teens ’buy’ professionals?’, Young People Now 12-18 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Royals deserve praise for youth work’, Young People Now 19-25 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘No angels – but was custody the answer?’, Young People Now 26 April – 2 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Hard on the outside, scared on the inside’, Young People Now 3-9 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Play together to link up the generations’, Young People Now 10-16 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Iceland doesn’t cold-shoulder the young’, Young People Now 17-23 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘A just method of tackling poor behaviour’, Young People Now 24-30 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Unsung youth work hero deserves praise’, Young People Now 31 May – 6 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The UK could learn from the the Soviet Union’, Young People Now 7-13 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Youth training isn’t right for everyone’, Young People Now 14-20 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Why should services promote themselves?’, Young People Now 21-27 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Look at the signs behind antisocial acts’, Young People Now 28 June – 4 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Fear causes a young man to carry a knife’, Young People Now 5-11 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Foreign workers are vital to the economy’, Young People Now 12-18 July, p15

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘No more jargon at European Union events’, Young People Now 19-25 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Jigsaw pieces of initiatives are mixed up’, Young People Now 26 July – 1 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The young need unions more than most’, Young People Now 2-8 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘South Africa progresses at a snail’s pace’, Young People Now 16-22 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Youth work thinking in the wider world’, Young People Now 30 August – 5 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Youth work loses another unsung hero’, Young People Now 6-12 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Dark times require a flexible approach’, Young People Now 13-19 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The dissident voice within youth justice’, Young People Now 20-26 September, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Forty years means little in youth work’, Young People Now 27 September – 3 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘An era when knives were thought useful’, Young People Now 4-10 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘An excellent report that will be ignored’, Young People Now 11-17 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ’Tolerance does not come easily to us all’, Young People Now 18-24 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘The happy results of years of hard work’, Young People Now 25-31 October, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Time can be worth much more than money’, Young People Now 1-7 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Find structure in the unstructured work’, Young People Now 8-14 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Tories attempt to change their colours’, Young People Now 15-21 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Treat young people in care as “normal”’, Young People Now 22-28 November, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Give volunteers a chance to contribute’, Young People Now 29 November – 5 December, p13

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘People who work in the gutter are vital’, Young People Now 6-12 December, p15

Williamson, H. (2006), ‘Evaluation internationale des politiques de jeunesse’, Agora: Debats/Jeuenesse, No 42 4e Trimestre pp30-42

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘We need a constant person in our lives’, Young People Now 10-16 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Wylie has proved a class act for the NYA’, Young People Now 17-23 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Everyone has the right to be a volunteer’, Young People Now 24-30 January, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Westhill course closure is a major loss’, Young People Now 31 January-6 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘History is bunk if you are a civil servant’, Young People Now 7-13 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘You don’t stop being their youth worker’, Young People Now 14-20 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Latvia has the right idea about happiness’, Young People Now 21-27 February, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Shootings are a massive wake-up call’, Young People Now 28 February–6 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Immigrants must learn the host language’, Young People Now 7-13 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Compulsory education misses the point’, Young People Now 14-20 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘There is no such thing as a safe spliff’, Young People Now 21-27 March, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘A testament to the value of youth clubs’, Young People Now 28 March – 3 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘The brightest idea is early intervention’, Young People Now 4-10 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Take on young people for society’s sake’, Young People Now 11-17 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘We need to win magistrates’ support’, Young People Now 18-24 April, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Let’s hope the US learns from the killings’, Young People Now 25 April – 1 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘A decade of youth policy under labour’, Young People Now 2-8 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Extremism is not the same as terrorism’, Young People Now 9-15 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Communication the old-fashioned way’, Young People Now 16-22 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Nearby, youth engagement is a crime’, Young People Now 23-29 May, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘What lies beneath the culture of gangs’, Young People Now 30 May – 5 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘A sad farewell to a youth policy pioneer’, Young People Now 6-12 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘History lessons prevent future mistakes’, Young People Now 13-19 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Happy slapping needs a serious response’, Young People Now 20-26 June, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Shared interests can promote tolerance’, Young People Now 27 June – 3 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Why not introduce a national service?’, Young People Now 4-10 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Don’t let Brown forget his early ideas’, Young People Now 11-17 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Restraint will always be a last resort’, Young People Now 18-24 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘When munching crisps doesn’t matter’, Young People Now 25-31 July, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘The Tory that has changed his spots’, Young People Now 1-7 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘When is a youth worker a youth worker?’, Young People Now 15-21 August, p13

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Politicians have woken up to needs of young’, Children and Young People Now 5-11 September, p22

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Life is a journey of unsuccessful discoveries’, Children and Young People Now 12-18 September, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘A father’s forgotten escape from poverty’, Children and Young People Now 19-25 September, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Why should the young have to conform?’, Children and Young People Now 26 September – 2 October, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘We need a community approach to custody’, Children and Young People Now 3-9 October, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Let’s be clear about deaths in custody’, Children and Young People Now 10-16 October, p20

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘A little support can make a big difference’, Children and Young People Now 17-23 October, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘How chewing gum made its mark on history’, Children and Young People Now 24-30 October, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘The best education begins in the home’, Children and Young People Now 31 October – 6 November, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Reflections on a life of radical thinking’, Children and Young People Now 7-13 November, p20

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Time to hear young people’s voices again’, Children and Young People Now 14-20 November, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Reckless behaviour may not be all it seems’, Children and Young People Now 21-27 November, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Lifelong learning may not be for everyone’, Children and Young People Now 28 November – 4 December, p18

Williamson, H. (2007), ‘Nostalgic reunion for the “Milltown Boys”’, Children and Young People Now 5-11 December, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Christmas brings out the child in all of us’, Children and Young People Now 12 December 2007 – 8 January 2008, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Troubled young need experienced workers’, Children and Young People Now 9-15 January 2008, p22

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘The beautiful game has started to turn ugly’, Children and Young People Now 16-22 January, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Why a bottle of “Old Fart” has untold value’, Children and Young People Now 23-29 January, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘The amoral panic surrounding juvenile crime’, Children and Young People Now 30 January – 5 February, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘This game of funding musical chairs must stop’, Children and Young People Now 6-12 February, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Universal and targeted armies wage war’, Children and Young People Now 13-19 February, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘The emotional cost of economic migration’, Children and Young People Now 20-26 February, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Let’s protect youth work’s distinctiveness’, Children and Young People Now 27 February-4 March, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Bridgend suicides point to social dislocation’, Children and Young People Now 5-11 March, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Not all of the youth workers come from Mars’, Children and Young People Now 12-18 March, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Participation is too bland to be meaningful’, Children and Young People Now 19-25 March, p16

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Commissioner for Wales is up to the challenge’, Children and Young People Now 26 March – 1 April, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Will sanctions or support ward off trouble?’, Children and Young People Now 2-8 April, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Fake tan, “celebrities” and the Prince’s Trust’, Children and Young People Now 9-15 April, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Where are all these gangs we hear about?’, Children and Young People Now 23-29 April, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Why size isn’t everything for youth centres’, Children and Young People Now 30 April – 6 May, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Deliver at crucial moments, not on strategies’, Children and Young People Now 7-13 May, p16

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Why mentoring is just one piece of the puzzle’, Children and Young People Now 14-20 May, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Young people’s debt is not just down to greed’, Children and Young People Now 21-27 May, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Time to question the values that guide society’, Children and Young People Now 28 May – 3 June, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Let’s make the cultural offer hard to refuse’, Children and Young People Now 4-10 June, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Clergy has a place in delivery of youth work’, Children and Young People Now 11-17 June, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Youth custody will never be a “holiday camp”’, Children and Young People Now 18-24 June, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Are youth workers prepared for bereavement?’, Children and Young People Now 25 June – 1 July, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Help young people learn the right three Rs’, Children and Young People Now 2-8 July, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘A cabbie’s diatribe on disaffected youth’, Children and Young People Now 9-15 July, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Many theories but no answer to the violence’, Children and Young People Now 16-22 July, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Youth research and policy and the European level: Developments at the University of Glamorgan’, European Journal of Child and Youth Research (Forum 21) No 1, pp62-69

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Where is the value in young researchers?’, Children and Young People Now 23-29 July, p24

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Why is our response to Neets so inadequate?’, Children and Young People Now 30 July – 12 August, p22

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘The board game that made sex education fun’, Children and Young People Now 13-26 August, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Can trade unions appeal to today’s youth?’, Children and Young People Now 27 August – 2 September, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘New technology is such a mixed blessing’, Children and Young People Now 3-9 September, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Youth work is a social animal, whatever its form’, Children and Young People Now 10-16 September, p22

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘How the prison system can fail young people’, Children and Young People Now 17-23 September, p22

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘How funding regimes maintain the status quo’, Children and Young People Now 24-30 September, p26

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘I am departing the YJB with a heavy heart’, Children and Young People Now 1-7 October, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘”Paedo” taunts put off potential workers’, Children and Young People Now 8-14 October, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Is a better diet in custody a recipe for success?’, Children and Young People Now 15-22 October, p22

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘A moving parting gift from young offenders’, Children and Young People Now 23-29 October, p22

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Leisure time does not have to be purposeless’, Children and Young People Now 30 October – 5 November, p24

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘The Street Weapons Commission’, Rapport, October, pp28-29

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Our education system lacks a coherent vision’, Children and Young People Now 6-12 November, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Obama offers hope to a whole generation’, Children and Young People Now 13-19 November, p20

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Same school, different coping strategies’, Children and Young People Now 20-26 November, p16

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Small interventions make a big difference’, Children and Young People Now 27 November – 3 December, p18

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Too much masquerades as youth work’, Children and Young People Now 4-10 December, p14

Williamson, H. (2008), ‘Teenagers see through career politicians’, Children and Young People Now 11 December 2008-7 January 2009, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Weekend working comes at a price’, Children and Young People Now 8-14 January, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘When high finance fails it affects us all’, Children and Young People Now 15-21 January, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Harry puts race and youth in the spotlight’, Children and Young People Now 22-28 January, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The reinvention of the Woodcraft Folk’, Children and Young People Now 29 January-4 February, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Palestine’s young people can lead the way’, Children and Young People Now 5-11 February, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Tough measures can be the most supportive’, Children and Young People Now 12-18 February, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Initiation rituals don’t have to humiliate’, Children and Young People Now 19-25 February, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Don’t let the crunch crush young hopes’, Children and Young People Now 26 February – 4 March, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The moral majority needs a reality check’, Children and Young People Now 5-11 March, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Who should foot the youth custody bill?’, Children and Young People Now 12-18 March, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘When Fred Goodwin steered clear of risk’, Children and Young people Now 19-25 March, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Wounds still healing in Northern Ireland’, Children and Young People Now 26 March – 1 April, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘You can’t define an entire generation’, Children and Young People Now 2-8 April, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Some young people need a firm hand’, Children and Young People Now 9-15 April, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Super-size kids vs super-size nannyism’, Children and Young People Now 16-22 April, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Wild wastelands should be scenes of fun’, Children and Young People Now 23-29 April, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘A lesson in manners for young people’, Children and Young People Now 30 April – 6 May, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Good youth work sets you up for life’, Children and Young People Now 7-13 May, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘It’s all sunbeds and steroids nowadays’, Children and Young People Now 14-20 May, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The cat’s out of the bag on Connexions’, Children and Young People Now 21-27 May, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘It’s time to view care in a positive light’, Children and Young People Now 28 May – 3 June, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The trouble with alternative education’, Children and Young People Now 4-10 June, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘I’ll tell you what youth workers really do’, Children and Young People Now 11-17 June, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Poetry unlocks the minds of prisoners’, Children and Young People Now 18-24 June, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Strange alliance opposes justice reforms’, Children and Young People Now 25 June – 1 July, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘There’s a reason why ladders haves rungs’, Children and Young People Now 2-8 July, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Few guarantees in Brown’s drive for jobs’, Children and Young People Now 9-15 July, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Old farts can make good youth workers’, Children and Young People Now 16-22 July, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The old youth work mottos still ring true’, Children and Young People Now 23-29 July, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Iran exposes our youth policy dilemmas’, Children and Young People Now 30 July – 12 August, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Another threat to local youth justice’, Children and Young People Now 13-26 August, p14

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘In partial defence of Connexions’, Children and Young People Now 27 August – 2 September, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Why earning doesn’t live up to learning’, Children and Young People Now 3-9 September, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Booze Asbos won’t change behaviour’, Children and Young People Now 10-16 September, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The generation who bettered themselves’, Children and Young People Now 17-23 September, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Generational respect works both ways’, Children and Young People Now 24-30 September, p14

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Advisers must have kudos as well as skills’, Children and Young People Now 1-7 October, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Cut traffic speed to make cycling safer’, Children and Young People Now 8-14 October, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Keep the uniforms away from youth work’, Children and Young People Now 15-21 October, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘All They Want is a Job’, WalesWatch – the IWA blog, Institute of Welsh Affairs http://www.iwa.org.uk/blog/2009/10/all-they-want-is-job.html

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Challenge is to find proper solution to problem of Neets’, the thursday essay, Western Mail 22nd October, p24

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The residential red tape needs snipping’, Children and Young People Now 22-28 October, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Should we train for life or for Tesco?’, Children and Young People Now 29 October – 4 November, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Youth clubs should charge entry fees’, Children and Young People Now 5-11 November, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘Policy advisers should not be silenced’, Children and Young People Now 12-18 November, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘A tale from the dark side of democracy’, Children and Young People Now 19-25 November, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), Youth policy in Armenia: an international perspective, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘A wall remains for many young Berliners’, Children and Young People Now 26 November – 2 December, p16

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘The lost art of low-stakes entertainment’, Children and Young People Now 3-9 December, p18

Williamson, H. (2009), ‘No easy answers in 21st century learning’, Children and Young People Now 10 December 2009 – 6 January 2010, p16

Weekly back page column in Children and Young People Now [no title] January – August 2010

Williamson, H. (2010), Perspectieven op leren in het jeugwerk, Majong: Maatschappij � en jongerenproblemen, jaargang 21 nummer 1, maart, pp.22-25

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘The Youth Justice Board: 1999-2011’, Children and Young People Now 19-25 October, p.8

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘Noorsootöö riskirühma kuuluvate noortega’, MIHUS 5, November, pp.12-16

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘Noorsootöö riskirühma kuuluvate noortega’, http://www.mitteformaalne.ee/assets/ftpupload/Mihus_5.pdf

Williamson, H. (2010), ‘Youth workers invariably overlook the detail’, Youth Work Now, November/December, p.9

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘The safety nets and trampolines of youth work’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, January, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘The clubs that shaped a generation will be lost’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, February, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘The evidence is there, but it is difficult to see’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, March, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Big Society requires small projects to grow’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, April, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Who needs an Institute for Youth Work anyway?’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, May, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Youth work provides a sanctuary’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, 28 June – 11 July, p.32

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Trust and respect trump targets and outcomes’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, 26 July – 8 August, p.29

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Select committees rarely bring about change’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, 23 August – 5 September, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Opportunities to engage would stop the rot’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, 20 September – 3 October, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Uudenlaisia nuorten liittoumia syntymässä?, Nuorisotyö 65, p.9

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘The great outdoors should bring risk and chaos’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, 18-31 October, p.28

Williamson, H. (2011), ‘Workers juggle the personal and the political’, Youth Work Now / Children and Young People Now, 15-28 November, p.28

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Ghosts of Labour system are very much present’, Children and Young People Now, 24 January – 6 February, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Miliband addresses the “crisis we cannot afford”’, Children and Young People Now 21 February – 5 March, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Youth services should be equitable, not sufficient’, Children and Young People Now 20 March – 2 April, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Riots show young people need a stake in society’, Children and Young People Now 17 – 30 April, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘How to resource youth work the “big society” way’, Children and Young People Now 1-14 May, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Youth work ought to be offered to those in custody’, Children and Young People Now 29 May – 11 June, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Youth work is more than mega-centres and streets’, Children and Young People Now 26 June – 9 July, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Rebirth of social action and civic empowerment’, Children and Young People Now 24 July – 6 August, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Will crime commissioners be positive or populist?’, Children and Young People Now 21 August – 3 September, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Tolerance of drug misuse is no longer acceptable’, Children and Young People Now 18 September – 1 October, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘EBacc marks return to social and educational divide’, Children and Young People Now 16 – 29 October, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘After the uproar, advocacy services must come first’, Children and Young People Now 13-26 November, p.21

Williamson, H. (2012), ‘Helping others gives young people a sense of purpose’, Children and Young People Now 11 December – 7 January, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘”Back to the old ways” for jobless young offenders’, Children and Young People Now 22 January – 4 February, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Minister is kicking youth policy into the long grass’, Children and Young People Now 19 February – 4 March, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Are the days of open youth work numbered?’, Children and Young People Now 19 March – 1 April, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘It’s a culture clash, but youth work in schools can work’, Children and Young People Now 16-29 April, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Experience should count for something in youth work’, Children and Young People Now 14-27 May, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘A mix of structured learning and casual activities is best’, Children and Young People Now 11-24 June, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘What has the EU ever done for us? Quite a bit actually’, Children and Young People Now 9-22 July, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘A strong political champion is required for youth policy’, Children and Young People Now 6-19 August, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Wonder of outdoor activities must reach all young people’, Children and Young People Now 3-16 September, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Media-friendly free school is blending old ways with new’, Children and Young People Now 1-14 October, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Service user input is key to solving social problems’, Children and Young People Now 29 October – 11 November, p.21

Williamson, H. (2013), ‘Care leaver strategy set to be another missed opportunity’, Children and Young People Now 26 November – 16 December, p.21

Williamson, H. (2014), ‘Young people can build their way out of a housing crisis’, Children and Young People Now 7-20 January, p.23

Williamson, H. (2014), ‘Can “decade of social action” win over young people?’, Children and Young People Now 4-17 February, p.23

Williamson, H. (2014), ‘Katie’s story demonstrates what youth work can achieve’, Children and Young People Now 4-17 March, p.21


Consultancy

He has been a Research Consultant to national voluntary organisations including Save the Children Fund, the NSPCC and the Children’s Society. He has served on research committees for NACRO, the Open University and the National Youth Bureau, where he was a member of its Advisory Committee for Youth Research. From 2002 to 2010 he was the UK’s nominated expert for the European Union/Council of Europe Youth Partnership’s network of youth research correspondents. He chaired the network from 2006 to 2010. He has worked with over 30 countries in the world on youth policy issues, challenges and developments. Most recently, he has advised Lithuania on the establishment of a programme for the profesional recognition of youth workers, been involved in a team reviewing municipal youth and family policy in the Netherlands, and conducted an audit of the City of Helsinki Youth Department. In the past year, he has contributed, thought UNICEF, to the revision of the law on youth in Azerbaijan, and advised on youth strategy for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Volunteers. He has recently been working with the Governments of Croatia and Romania on the revision and development of their youth strategies.


Research

Howard Williamson has held academic research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, various government departments and the European Commission, and practice grants from the National Lottery Charities Board for his ‘cottage project’ in Snowdonia, working with unemployed and excluded young people.

He has managed and conducted research projects for local, national and European organisations. His research work has been predominantly on youth issues, notably concerning youth work and youth training, but it has also addressed juvenile justice and youth crime, drug misuse, special needs housing, inter-agency partnerships, mini-enterprise in schools, local economic development and training for enterprise in Europe.

His primary research interests are around youth policy, citizenship and social exclusion, and the role of youth work in the personal development and social integration of young people.

His latest research work has included action research with schools around alternative key stage 4 curricula, an evaluation of the Home Office On Track initiative, and a formative evaluation of a police-led schools curriculum on drugs, crime and personal safety. A major focus of his more recent research activity has been a follow-up study of the young people he first studied in the mid-1970s – published as The Milltown Boys Revisited (Berg 2004). Since then, he has completed a European funded collaborative research project on youth behaviour in public space (with research institutions in Austria, Estonia and Finland).


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