Children’s Trust work to reduce unemployment for teens

With results day just around the corner, it can be stressful to know what your next step is. Here to offer a helping hand, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust have developed a new programme to help teenagers overcome barriers as they work towards a successful future.

Specifically created for young people aged 16 - 18 who reside in Doncaster, the Pathways to Progression service is dedicated to providing the tailored support needed to help reduce unemployment rates within the borough.

It has been built to encourage young people to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have a clear understanding of the vast opportunities available on their doorstep.

Andy Hood, Head of Service at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust commented: “The number of young people who are not in education, employment or training is one of the UK’s most pressing social problems and can have a detrimental effect on a young person socially and psychologically.

“It is a priority that the right support is provided to the young people of Doncaster so they can continue in areas they are passionate about.”

Supported by the European Social Fund, the programme has been created as a collective response across Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster to tackle the rates of young people who are not in education, employment or training.

Emma Cunningham, Careers Team Lead said: “Working in collaboration with our community, we have a specialist team who are dedicated to helping the young people of Doncaster achieve their goals and reach their full potential. We are excited to have launched our new service in December 2019 and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

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