Response to Nick Clegg's launch of a £1bn youth unemployment scheme
In response to Nick Clegg's launch of a £1billion youth
unemployment scheme, Matthew Downie, Head of Parliamentary and
Public Affairs at Action for Children says:
"The £1billion fund to get young people into employment and
training is very welcome at a time when over 1 million young people
are out of work, but we must ensure that any scheme like this
empowers and supports young people every step of the way.
"So many of these young people have severely complex needs and
they need much more than just a chance to get their foot in the
door. For those battling against the odds, they need emotional
support and stability on an ongoing basis, to truly succeed. We
know what works, and with the proper support and empowerment we can
help young people to realise their full potential."