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YEPF Youth Engagement and Progression Framework Implementation Plan

This document is focused on reducing the number of young people aged 11 to 25 who are not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET). All parts of the system from Welsh Government, National Partners, local authorities and providers will need to work together to successfully implement this plan. The plan sets out the different roles and responsibilities of key players and expectations for how each partner will deliver. Partners include senior leaders in local authorities, Careers Wales, the Youth Service and providers (schools, further education (FE) colleges, work-based learning (WBL)). 

The Youth engagement and progression framework – Implementation plan has six key elements:

  1. Identifying young people most at risk of disengagement.
  2. Better brokerage and coordination of support.
  3. Stronger tracking and transitions of young people through the system.
  4. Ensuring provision meets the needs of young people.
  5. Strengthening employability skills and opportunities for employment.
  6. Greater accountability for better outcomes for young people.

There are two new offers to young people through the framework.

  • The first is the allocation of single point of contact (a lead worker) to the most at-risk young people to help ensure that support is delivered in a joined up and coordinated way and that works to meet their needs.
  • The second is the development of a proactive and positive Youth Guarantee that will help to ensure that every young person has access to a suitable place in learning post-16. 
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