BRITAIN'S STREET KIDS
Producer/ Director/ DoP for True Vision
Executive producer: Brian Woods
Every day hundreds of children are forced to leave home. According to charities like Shelter, the number of homeless children is bound to rise as a result of the recent government budget cuts. To see what is in store, Dispatches follows 4 teenagers fending for themselves on the streets, in a world defined by drugs, conflict and risk.
All are remarkably eloquent about why they take flight: family breakdowns, addiction, violence, neglect and abuse. An acute lack of adequate parenting is the unspoken truth behind their stories. A severe lack of consistent and effective care once they have left home becomes their reality.
For anyone currently ruminating on ideas of social fairness, this is beautifully illuminating Guardian
A Dispatches about teenage homelessness couldn't come at a more pertinent time Time Out