Positive impact for young people

  Heart of the South West benefit from two projects Devon County Skills for Young People and Somerset Skills for Young people supporting 15-18 year olds since 2016; European Social Funding and the Education and Skills Funding Agency have invested over £885K to help develop skills and progress young people onto a range of positive…

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CSW and Paignton Sec partnership working

   CSW and Paignton Sec partnership working to ensure young people get appropriate support. Why we work together. CSW Group and Paignton Sec work in close partnership to ensure that NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) young people in Torbay  get the appropriate and progressing educational support they need to help them into education…

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Careers, Quality, Gatsby and You

A blog by Ed Whitefield, Investor in Careers Lead Consultant, a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard. It’s almost impossible to read about careers education without the Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass and increasingly the Quality in Careers Standard cropping up. In this blog I want to look at what’s behind this push, not because…

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Young Mums Returning to Education

#Focus5 has funding available to support young mums aged 15-18 with the cost of childcare, whilst they take small steps back into education, employment or training. The UK has the highest teenage birth rate in Western Europe, five times that of the Netherlands, double that of France and more than twice that of Germany. Those who…

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Cost to the Councils and Housing Associations

Did you know that on average it can cost the local Councils and Housing Associations £12,000 if they serve a Notice of Seeking Possession (NOSP) to a household? Often, this is because there are significant rent arrears, although it can be because of Anti-Social Behaviour or that the home has not been looked after and…

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