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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Clued Up

Below is part of an interesting article about Clued Up from the Courier website.My comments are in Bold.

A "ONE stop shop" for young people in Crowborough offers advice on careers, relationships and housing among a host of other modern day issues.

Staff at Clued Up Info let the Kent and Sussex Courier step inside and find out more about the charity which helps 11 to 25 year olds with a wide variety of issues.

Clued Up is registered as a charity but gets all its funding from the taxpayers of Sussex via grants from local government (East Sussex,Wealden and Crowborough Town Council).By a strange coincidence the trustees of Clued Up are employees or senior staff of these self same councils.All the employees of Clued Up are employees of East Sussex County Council so the taxpayer kindly pays their salary and pensions payments as well.

When you first walk into the narrow doorway on The Broadway, Clued Up Info looks a little like one of those dark, trendy cafes you find lining The Lanes of Brighton.

But as soon as you open the door you are greeted by multi-coloured walls, bright sofas and eye catching posters and it is no surprise that young people feel comfortable here.

Not sure what type of Cafe they are referring to but I have never been to a trendy cafe with sofas and posters being staffed by council employees pretending to be a charity.

On one side of the recently decorated room is an ICT suite for use by visitors. Chart music plays in the background giving the shop a warm and familiar atmosphere.

Thats the same ICT suite that allows children as young as 11 to have unrestricted access to the Internet including adult sex and swinger sites.No wonder this is the reason most youngsters visit clued up-they can access sites that their parents(who are paying for it) wouldnt allow them to access in a million years.

Clued Up Info was established in the town nearly eight years ago and has since increased its opening hours from four days a week to five days a week due to demand and a successful grant application.

Untrue- Clued Up has been going since 2003/4 when East Sussex County Council Youth Development Service or whatever it was called then took over a dormant charity called Crowborough for Young People with the intention of using it as a method of getting Grants from itself(ESCC) and extracting taxpayers money from other tiers of government.
A coincidence is that Jan Murphy holds a senior post within ESCC YDS and is a trustee of Clued Up.

With family therapists, counsellors, career advisors and sexual health experts on hand during the week, young residents do not need to go far to get the answers to those niggling worries or questions.

Perhaps that should read Local Authority employees are on hand to brain wash the young residents of Crowborough and undermine their relationship with their parents.

Youth worker Frances Davies said: "We are not experts on everything but we are here to direct people in the right way. Often for some young people it's good to have someone to talk to, talking through the situation with them."

That should be we are not experts on anything apart from screwing up the minds and bodies of the Youth of Crowborough. Do you really want your child sent to these people for so called advice behind your back so that they can tell your 11 year old how to take drugs,smoke and have under age sex.Is that not the role of the parents to judge whether your kids should be taught about these things in this way.Another strange coincidence is that the Principal (Peter Swann) and the Deputy Principle (Mrs Judith Lasis) of Beacon College are also Trustees of Clued Up so 11 year olds in the first year of Secondary School are being "encouraged " to go to Clued Up in order to be taught immoral and illegal behaviour .

She added: "It's resolved sometimes quite easily, other times you know it needs more professional input, which is where we would refer them to say a drugs worker."

See parents role being undermined again.The inference is that some spotty youth worker who has a NVQ in Drug Taking somehow knows more about bringing up your children than you do.You think they are going to a youth club but in reality they are programming them to make immoral and illegal activities appear interesting to your child.

A registered charity, Clued Up Info relies on the work of volunteers and has in the past received grants from local health authorities, Crowborough Town Council and Wealden District Council among other bodies.

Oh Dear that is really misleading.They have always 100% relied on funding from the local authorities and still do to this day. Your paying for it folks but are you involved with what goes on there.

It has strong links with Beacon Community College in Crowborough, with students often referred to Clued Up Info by staff and other advisors.

As mentioned the Principal (Headmaster to you) and Deputy (Headmaster)of Beacon are Trustees of Clued Up.


Manager Adrian Parker said: "I think it's very local, and very accessible with the additional hours and I think it's a kind of unique service for young people. "I know there is a similar very small place in Hailsham that would offer a similar service and the only other place is in Hastings, but in the Wealden area we are pretty much unique."
He added: "It's a very professional service really, it means that young people can access services that they are not traditionally accessing in a very informal, safe and friendly environment."

Of course its a professional service in the literal sense because they are all being paid buckets of our money to provide a service that is not needed or wanted .Another coincidence is that Adrian Parker who is the manager of Clued Up is employed by East Sussex County Council and based at Beacon College.Strange isnt it.

I am bracing myself for the usual criticism from the usual suspects (youth workers) that I dont know what I am talking about and if only I visited Clued Up I would be surprised at what they do and how vital their work is.Well I have to say that I have spoken to someone who has had first hand experience about how the yoof workers and their trendy liberal facist theories are messing up the mind of our young people.I have also checked all the facts with the Charity Commission website and believe them to be accurate.On a final note I also know that the trustees refuse to comment on how many of them have undertaken training through Common Purpose.(google Common Purpose
and Brian Gerrish if you want to know more).

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