Characteristics of young people who are long-term NEET: Our Response21 March 2018
“While there has been progress reducing the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) these figures show that too many groups miss out. It is not acceptable that 30,000 young people spent a whole year NEET- and the findings for care leavers are particularly alarming. This mirrors our own research showing a rise in the proportion of young people long-term NEET.
This research shines a light on a crucial issue but its findings are not surprising. There is lots of great support for young people across the country, and many of the Government’s policies have the scope to make a difference. But too often support is patchy and policy operates in silos. We desperately need a more joined up and concerted effort so all young people get the help they need.”
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