Councils to be rated on their numbers of NEET young people

It was announced that local councils in England will be scored according to the number of their young people which become NEET (not in education, employment or training).

Although, according to the Department for Education, the NEET rate amongst 16-24 year olds it at its lowest for a decade (which is partly because young people must now be in education, employment or training until they are at least 18) there is still a long way to go to reduce the number of NEET young people.

The scores given to each council for how many NEET young people they have, how well they track young people who are not in education, and the percentage of young people offered a place in education, will be published annually.

For more information, the full report is available here.

Helen Robinson