Department for Education non-school budget cuts

Baroness Hughes of Stretford, former Minister for Children, Young People and Families, has spoken in a House of Lords debate about the impact of cuts on young people. In particularly, she highlighted the Department for Education’s 12 % cut in its non-school budget, and said:

“Support for the strategy to reduce the rates of teenage pregnancy across the country has gone; support for the strategy to reduce the number of young people not in education, training or employment has gone; the Youth Taskforce, working to help some of the most vulnerable young people to reduce antisocial behaviour, has gone; and the City Challenge in Greater Manchester, the Black Country and London to raise aspirations and standards among some of the most disadvantaged children has just been scrapped. Young people’s services, support for parents, and support for disabled children and their families have simply all been stopped, and I think we will see a severe impact from the cessation of those programmes.


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