From Crisis Point to Turning Point; A study of young people’s perspectives on NEET status and third sector support services in Leeds
In February 2019, 9.9 per cent of young people in Leeds aged sixteen or seventeen were not in education, employment or training (NEET) (Department for Education, 2019). Across Leeds, re-engagement programmes give young people who are NEET one-to-one support to overcome barriers to engagement.
This briefing sets out the findings of a study that sought to give voice to young people using those services. The study asked young people what had led to them becoming NEET, what further barriers they felt stood in the way of them re-engaging with education, employment or training, and what differences support services had made to their lives. The full report can be read here.