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Tackling Poor Attainment and Preventing NEETs HAS to Start with Character-Building

Lady Diana Whitmore | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lady Diana Whitmore

Former children's minister Tim Loughton said last week that improving educational outcomes is the key to tackling youth unemployment. He's absolutely right, and it is early intervention programmes like ours that can help to ensure the most disadvantaged young children and teenagers are able to achieve their full academic, and personal, potential.

Is a Child's Future Determined By Their Background in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a time of economic austerity it is hardly surprising that public opinion has turned to those receiving benefits from the state, particularly those who do not work. Repeated stereotyping and manipulation of statistics in the media have painted many of Britain's poorest citizens as lazy good-for-nothings living a life of luxury at our expense.

If the Netherlands and Denmark Can Help NEET Young People, Why Can't Britain?

Graeme Cooke | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Graeme Cooke

A new 'youth allowance' should replace existing out of work benefits for 18-24 year olds and provide financial support for young people who need it, conditional on participation in purposeful training or intensive job search. Access to inactive benefits should be closed off for all but a very small minority.

A Right to a Universal Rite of Passage?

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Livingstone

Our society sends out confusing messages about when young people become adults, what level of responsibility they should have for themselves and what role they can play. You can smoke, join the army, leave school (this school year anyway) and have sex at 16, drive at 17 but you have to wait until 18 to drink alcohol in a pub and vote. Then you hit 21 and that still retains some significance.

Disengaged Young People Need More Than Training to Succeed - They Need Self-Belief

Lady Diana Whitmore | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Lady Diana Whitmore

The latest figures on youth unemployment from the Office for National Statistics - which show the unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds is now more than double that of the wider population, with one in five young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) - paint an extremely worrying picture for today's young people, and those who work with them.

Medical Protests in Uttar Pradesh

Rita Pal | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rita Pal

Medical students in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh were expected to take to the streets in protest today, amid mounting outrage at the way state officials have replaced a national qualification with its local predecessor.

Early Intervention: Common Sense, So Why Not Common Practice?

Dan Corry | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

The message from the Early Action Task Force is loud and clear: to really make expenditure sustainable, as well as create a better society, switching more spend to early action is key.

NEET: On the Scrapheap at 20?

Bansi Kara | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

There is a huge gap in government policy when it comes to slightly older NEETs. A sustainable and wide-ranging scheme to employ young people who are no longer 16 or 17 is absolutely essential. Some may argue that these schemes exist - and there are initiatives available to encourage youth employment. The problem comes when small businesses aren't kept in the loop about the schemes.

Your Middle-Class Guide to the Job Centre

Tom Davies | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Tom Davies

They say money doesn't grow on trees. Despite what they may tell you, there is actually such a thing as "free money". So, what am I talking about? I'm talking about the dole of course. Perhaps it's a little immoral seeing as you have a Porsche sitting on the driveway, but needs must right?

The 'Feral Youth' and the Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Adam McNicholas | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Politics
Adam McNicholas

This is a Government whose legacy will not be remembered as one that delivered for the younger generation.