New cash for holiday schemes for vulnerable children

The government has announced funding for a national network of
activity programmes for vulnerable children to take place during
the school holidays, writes Amy

Ivan Lewis, parliamentary under secretary of state for adult
learning and skills, made the announcement at a conference on
reducing young offending organised by the Youth Justice Board.

The scheme is set to launch in May and builds on similar
projects run last year by local authorities, Connexions, and the
Youth Justice Board.

Lewis said that funding will increase by 10 per cent on last
year, and there will be a 40 per cent increase in funding for
Connexions advisers involved in the project: “All areas will see an
increase on the funds they had available last year.” he said.

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