Fragmentation danger in youth green paper

Information, advice and guidance services for young people could become fragmented and difficult to access under the youth green paper’s reforms, delegates were warned.

Kieran Gordon, chief executive of Greater Merseyside Connexions Part-nership, said there were “dangers” with government plans for schools or children’s trusts to deliver information, advice and guidance for school-age children.

“If you have a situation where a young person has to get used to a guidance provider from the ages of 13 to 16 and places their trust in that person, and then all of a sudden at 16, or when they leave school, they have to go and find another person, then it becomes all very fragmented,” he said.

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