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links for 2009-08-10

  • A 'profoundly shocking' study found that one in six long-term jobless young people were dead within a decade.

    In one British city, 15 per cent of 'Neets' – Not in Education, Employment or Training – died mainly from drinking or drugs within ten years of falling out of the system.

    (tags: NEET)
  • The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) is to develop a new campaign strategy with Manning Gottlieb OMD (MGOMD) to tackle alcohol misuse among young people.
  • The Central Office of Information (COI), in conjunction with DCSF, has invited four leading ad agencies to pitch. The campaign aims to influence the attitudes and behaviour of children, young people and their parents and carers.
    (tags: alcohol media)
  • A DCSF spokewoman said: "To extrapolate on what Jon Coles said to paint a national picture is completely misleading. However, it is clear that young people who are Neet are at greater risk of poor health and negative outcomes in later life, which is one of the key reasons we see reducing the Neet numbers as such a high priority."

    She also pointed out that only one per cent of young people are currently classified as long-term Neets, which requires them not to be in employment, education or training from the age of 16 onwards.

    (tags: NEET)
  • UP to 150,000 jobless kids will be dead within ten years, a shock report predicted yesterday.

    One in six drop-outs not in full-time work, training or education is at risk.

    A chilling study shows 15 per cent of idle kids aged between 16 and 24 die within a decade of leaving the system.

    They are more likely to be killed by drug and alcohol abuse, violent crime, ill health or suicide. There are 935,000 people under 25 who are NEETs – the term for those not in education, employment or training.

    (tags: NEET)
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