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Cuts Watch 33#: Connexions youth service under threat

07 Jun 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Cuts in grants from the Department of Education to local authorities are most likely to hit Connexions services the hardest – as it has transpired that most Connexions posts and activities are funded directly via this grant. The 27 per cent cut in education funding means that this frontline service, which provides young people with careers advice and support with access to learning, is likely to face significant cuts. Young people who are not in education or employment are likely to feel particular effects: the purpose of Connexions (as stated on the old DCSF website) is to provide:

“high-quality, impartial, information, advice and guidance (including careers advice and guidance), together with access to personal-development opportunities to help remove barriers to learning and progression and ensure young people make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life…. there is a particular focus on those at risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET), or of being socially excluded.”

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