Social action: Step Up To Serve fails to reach most disadvantaged young people

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

As the government’s flagship youth social action initiative Step Up To Serve prepares to close, figures show participation among disadvantaged young people has fallen, prompting questions over its effectiveness.

The gap between participation in young people from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers has increased. Picture: zinkevych/Adobe Stock
The gap between participation in young people from deprived backgrounds and their more affluent peers has increased. Picture: zinkevych/Adobe Stock

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