Teenagers ‘neglected’ by reform to services

    The government’s children’s services reforms have neglected
    teenagers and it is vital that the youth green paper fills the gap,
    according to a youth charity head.

    Rainer chief executive Joyce Moseley said that social services,
    education and health had little to offer teenagers. She said: “I’m
    really fearful for 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds in the era of
    children’s trusts. We risk losing a cohort of young people.”

    Moseley added: “We await the youth green paper to see if that
    rebalances the agenda towards older adolescents.”

    The green paper is expected to be published by early March.

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