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Agenda Item No. 5

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING): 14 OCTOBER 2013

 

REFERENCE FROM CABINET:  9 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

C2013            A Vision for a New National Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2013-18 (CS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – LIFELONG LEARNING) –

 

Members were advised on the consultation being undertaken by Welsh Government on "A Vision for New National Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2013-2018" and to agree a response.

 

The Minister for Education and Skills had committed in the Welsh Government Programme for Government Progress Report 2012 to update the National Youth Service Strategy and the consultation document supported the delivery of this commitment.

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council had developed a NEET Strategy and Youth Support Service Strategy which had similar themes in their Action Plans to those which were evident in the consultation document.  The Council was developing systems to implement an Engagement and Progression framework from September 2013 aimed at supporting young people into sustained engagement, training and employment.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)              T H A T the consultation response prepared by officers be submitted to the Welsh Government and referred to Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning) for information.

 

(2)              T H A T the Welsh Government's vision for youth support service resources and the implementation of National Youth Engagement and Progression (NEP) Framework be noted.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)               To ensure that members were aware of the current government proposals and that the views of the Vale of Glamorgan helped shape national policy.

 

(2)               To ensure members were aware that the NEP Framework placed new responsibilities on local authorities in respect of reducing NEETS, but is not expected to be supported by additional funding.

 

Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 9 SEPTEMBER 2013

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