Risk factors for young people – becoming NEET

Research commissioned by the Youth Futures Foundation, reveals that there are two groups of young people facing multiple types of marginalisation that are associated with a substantial increase in becoming NEET (not in employment, education, or training).

  • Young people identified as SEN with no academic qualification above level 1 and;
  • Young people who have a limiting disability and poor mental health, are two ‘clusters’ recognised within the research.

Until now, far too little was known about what happens to young people who experience multiple risk factors, or about how risk factors interact with one another. The report identifies how experiencing multiple types of marginalisation increases the risk of young people not being in employment, education, or training (NEET).

With the findings, Youth Futures hopes to help policymakers understand how best to match interventions to the complex realities of young people’s lives.

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