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 donâ€™t seem to exist, despite a lot of research. However, I did speak to two childrenâ€™s charities that were very aware of the extreme measures exiled teenagers were taking to stay off the street, particularly at night. â€œThere are so many teenagers in peril,â€ said one charity worker, â€œthat 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 wonâ€™t be seen as a priority by the government, social workers or indeed charities.â€
That’s the Britain that New Labour, the LibDems and Tories have build.