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EACEA National Policies Platform


4. Social Inclusion

4.7 Youth work to foster social inclusion

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 13/08/2020 - 12:47

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  1. Youth-Work programmes addressing social inclusion and target groups

Main inclusive Youth-Work programmes and target groups

A duty (under section 507B of the Education and Inspections Act 2006) is placed on local authorities to promote the well-being of persons aged 13-19 by securing access for them to sufficient educational and recreational leisure-time activities and facilities so far as is reasonably practicable. This age range rises to 24 years for those with learning difficulties. Local authorities are also expected to provide more targeted services for vulnerable young people. This includes teenage pregnancy advice, youth justice teams, drug and alcohol misuse services and homelessness support. 

Details of other target groups and programmes are provided in the article on 'Inclusive Programmes for Young People'.