Ensuring that care leavers access education, training and employment

NEETs, this is the acronym used to describe a young person who is “not in education, employment of training”.  When the Child & Family Services Scrutiny Panel met last week to look at the end of year performance monitoring report for Child & Family Services it saw that over half of formerly looked after children were not in education, employment or training at the age of 19, a drop in performance on the previous year.  Keeping our former looked after children in education, training or employment means that they will have better life chances and opportunities and are more likely to succeed as independent adults.  The panel felt that given the importance of this topic it should be added to its work plan.

The panel’s full work plan for 2016/17 can be found here.

The panel’s next meeting will be on Monday 25 July at 10am in committee room 3 in the Civic Centre.  All scrutiny panel meetings are open to the public who can attend and observe the meeting.

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