Every child should have an equal chance in life
The North East Youth Network is a youth-led project facilitated by the Regional Youth Work Unit, that brings together young people to act on shared issues.
They designed a programme of pre-employment training, 'Reducing the Skills Gap', to address the issue of youth unemployment. The evaluation showcases the expereince of young people who took part:
Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.
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Poverty leads to poor attainment. Poor attainment leads to poverty.
Councils have a duty to address child poverty through their services, jobs and contracts.
Everyone can help to tackle child poverty. Every contribution matters.