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Improving the education, training, and employment prospects of young people

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A study of Swansea and Wrexham’s multi-agency approaches to increasing the proportion of young people in education, employment or training.

Public Services in Swansea and Wrexham have achieved some of the best – and most improved – results in Wales in terms of reducing the proportion of young people aged 16 to 18 not in education, employment or training (NEET).

The study, which was commissioned by the forerunner to the Effective Services for Vulnerable Groups programme in collaboration with the relevant policy departments of the Welsh Government, has considered:

  • what both areas have done to make a difference; 
  • what common characteristics and practices appear to be contributing towards their success; 
  • a proposed methodology to appraise and evaluate their efficiency potential; and  
  • the costs and benefits of the approaches to society and to public services over the long term.

The full report and summary findings can be downloaded below and a Welsh version of the report is available on request.