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Councils supporting youth transitions into work and learning

Councils supporting youth transitions into work and learning

The examples demonstrate how councils have been able to reduce 16 to 18-year-old disengagement to an all-time low and increasingly support older young people towards work. Evidence demonstrates the value of creating personal advisers for individuals, planning provision across places, and brokering leadership and support into work.

Hidden Talents: examples of transition of careers guidance from local authorities to schools

The LGA commissioned  the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to collate case study examples of how local authorities are supporting schools in their enhanced role to provide independent and impartial careers guidance to young people in Years 9 to 11.


Hidden talents: young people and volunteering – A way forward

This is a joint paper between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Volunteering England. This paper builds on the LGA's ‘Hidden talents' publications and aims to start a conversation about the role volunteering can play in local authorities' support for young people who are not in employment, education or training.

Kickstart: what good looks like

This paper aims to support local and national discussions on the design, commissioning and delivery of Kickstart.

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Learning for Life: the role of adult community education in developing thriving local communities - A handbook for councillors

The handful of case studies featured in this councillors’ handbook demonstrate the excellent work of ACE services, but there are hundreds more great examples out there.

Local authority schemes supporting people towards work

Local authority schemes supporting people towards work

This report, commissioned by the LGA and published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), examines how a sample of councils, working with local partners, designed and delivered schemes to provide one-to-one mentoring, training, work placements and apprenticeships.

Must knows children: Careers and raising the participation age (RPA)

The Raising of the Participation Age (RPA) requires young people to continue in education, training or apprenticeships to the age of 18 by 2015.

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Re-thinking youth participation for the present and next generation: education to employment

As we look ahead towards the future, we now stand ready to play an equal part with Government to support an inclusive economic recovery – helping young people to ensure that the next generation doesn’t become a lost ‘pandemic generation’ with scars for years to come.

Realising Talent: supporting people with multiple needs into work

LGA's proposal for a devolved employment support, put forward to the DWP and the Treasury in November 2015. 

Skills for future growth: tackling skills gaps and supporting growth

A series of case studies which demonstrate innovative skills and employment projects

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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