Teenage Pregnancy Services

The chair of the teenage pregnancy independent advisory group (TPIAG), Gill Frances, has told CYP Now about her concerns that local authorities are cutting funding for teenage pregnancy services. Frances is concerned by the uncertainty over the future direction of teenage pregnancy policy, as the work of TPIAG is due to conclude next month and the government is yet to set out its long-term vision for tackling teenage pregnancy.

Besides a lack of detail on the overall vision for teenage pregnancy policy, it remains unclear exactly which pots of funding will be available for maintaining services. Some funding looks set to be transferred into the new early intervention grant – which will not be ringfenced.

Further detail on the direction of teenage pregnancy policy is expected to be contained in the public health white paper, due to be published before the New Year.


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