” A national helpline for young homeless people. Phone, app, online 24/7 365 days a year” sounds like it must be a good cause. It was a petition on change.org, specifically for Wales, for creating this service there. Today it sent to its signers sent out an update linking them to a crowdfunder money appeal on “raising funds to launch the first out-of-hours helpline for young homeless people in Wales”, urging a burst of support to enable it to be open at all times not just working hours, for availability to folks in time of crisis.
Which is all good. But the appeal and crowdfunder page have been written in a way doing great evil – a way that could ACTUALLY CAUSE PREVENTABLE YOUTH HOMELESSNESS TO HAPPEN !! Cause youth not to know their rights in a housing emergency. It is obvious moral priority to prevent and not be part of it, over creating a new service shockingly tainted with doing that.
This appeal has been written on the premise that 16 year olds are subject to arbitrary throwing out of family homes and making homeless, by their parents. It does not describe any restraints and limits. To write as if that is true can itself cause it to happen !!! and victims not to realise rights against it. So is an act of horrific endangerment of teenagers.
THAT IS WHY THIS APPEAL US OUT OF ORDER + NOBODY SHOULD DONATE A PENNY UNTIL THE APPEAL ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING, committally, and is not noncommittal.
There are rights around the continuity of a tenure that is part of a household’s established routine. This was establishable from advice radio. Of course housing crisis support is needed to try to enforce this. But it is not true that any 16 year old is arbitrarily subject to throwing out.
In 1980s South Wales a teenage psychiatrist was working, Harri Pritchard-Jones, whose approach to deliberately driving wedges between teenagers and their parents included telling us, and really trying to make us believe, that there is an arbitrary throwing out power. It was part of his abuse of us to do that. 30 years later the writer of a PhD thesis on autism, Destination Unknown, by Ewelina Rydzewska, University of the West of Scotland 2013. wrote in it how upsetting it was to read that item, in an account of treatment by a troubled teenagers’ unit team including him, that includes other abuse too. If he was right, citing that he was wrong would not have got through the PhD writing supervision.
14 Dec 2017