Government reforms designed to boost take-up of its apprenticeships programme have been met with sharp falls among young new starters, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Young people are disproportionately affected by low wages and unpaid work, so youth organisations have a responsibility to lead the way by paying the real Living Wage and changing unfair practices
Policy and practice can influence the purchasing of therapeutic services for young people, says Toni Badnall-Neill.
Some of the language used by professionals can leave young people feeling confused and disempowered, so take a more compassionate and inclusive approach to communication to build stronger relationships.
Commissioners are using systems that predict need to shape service design and funding allocation, says Toni Badnall-Neill.
How children's services are commissioned has been the subject of intense scrutiny by policymakers in recent years. Sector experts analyse the forces driving changes in commissioning policies and practice.
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