January 17th, 2013
Teenagers with no prospects, no money, no job, education or place to go to other than the night buses, but they’re the lucky ones:
Official statistics on bussing don’t seem to exist, despite a lot of research. However, I did speak to two children’s charities that were very aware of the extreme measures exiled teenagers were taking to stay off the street, particularly at night. “There are so many teenagers in peril,” said one charity worker, “that the ones who have an Oyster card, a jacket, even a place to go for a few hours in the day to change or sleep won’t be seen as a priority by the government, social workers or indeed charities.”
That’s the Britain that New Labour, the LibDems and Tories have build.