6. Education and Training
The Youth Engagement and Progression Framework (YEPF) is the Welsh Government’s approach to tackling the problem of young people who might otherwise leave education or training early. Local authorities have the strategic lead for the implementation and embedding of the framework, supported by the Welsh Government. Multi-agency processes have been established to help in early identification and Engagement and Progression Coordinators have been appointed. Further details are in the article on 'Preventing early leaving from education and training'.
The issue of online safety for young people has gained greater prominence and resources have been developed for schools and other settings to raise awareness. A new online safety action plan has been drawn up with the involvement of children and young people in a ‘pupil voice’ exercise, and was published by the Welsh Government in July 2018. A Digital Competence Framework was issued to schools in September 2016, ahead of a final version as part of the phased introduction of the new curriculum in 2022.