Why Young People need Connexions
In most parts of England and Wales young people’s A level results will be published tomorrow. Around the country they will be turning to their local Connexions service for advice; local news services are pointing teenagers with worse (or better) results than they expected to Connexions in Bakewell, Barrow, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Haringey, Islington, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth and Wiltshire.
We have reported how the cut in the central government grant to local authorities, combined with the abolition of a great deal of ring-fencing (requiring grant money to be spent on particular services) has led to a cascade of Connexions closures. This week is a particularly good time to remember the good done by a service that adults may not notice during the rest of the year.