Government to invest further to help reduce offending and violent crime

Thousands of young people at risk of falling out of education, employment, or training once they leave school will be given career mentoring and life skills training to help them succeed in life.

A new Building Futures programme will offer 14-to-16-year-olds a ‘guiding hand’ as they navigate leaving school, with coaching, careers, and educational counselling, plus support for wellbeing and mental health such as dealing with relationships.

Targeted at up to 5,000 young people at risk of not being in education, employment, or training after they turn 18, the £15 million programme will give participants a mentor to offer sustained, personalised help and careers guidance.

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