Gemma Lockyer Turnbull highlights the inconsistencies found in determining the age range when we describe work with young people and argues the need for more distinction between work with children and young people.

It has long been said by some that age is nothing but a number but is this always true? The National Youth Agency (2023a) has, in recent times, updated their definition of the age range for youth work to 8-25-year-olds, from the previous age range of 11–25-year-olds (National Youth Agency, 2023b), stating a lowering of the age in which some children reach adolescence as reason for the change