From Summer 2015 young people have a statutory duty to participate in learning or training until their 18th birthday. The options available include full time education at school or college, an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, other full time work including volunteering alongside part-time education or training, and re-engagement provision for those previously out of learning
The Young People’s Service, part of Slough Borough Council, is responsible for delivering the duties under the Education and Skills Act 2008 (ESA 2008) section 68. Young People’s Service has a responsibility to encourage, enable and assist young people for whom they are responsible, to participate in education or training. Furthermore, the service has a duty to promote young people’s participation up to the age of 18 by 2015. The NEET prevention and NEET reduction work carried out by the Young People’s Service remains key to the council’s ambition of ensuring Slough is a place where people can make good choices about where to live and work and where children can grow up to achieve their full potential. Further information is available on Slough Borough Council website.
Information for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) on apprenticeships, traineeships, internships, volunteering opportunities is available here.