Government announces support for vulnerable young people

The government has announced that targeted support will be offered for “young people who are most at risk of serious violence or gang exploitation.”

The investment will reportedly focus on improving school attendance, reducing the numbers of young people being permanently excluded from school and keeping them focused on their education.

Children and Families Minister Will Quince said: “Keeping young people engaged with their education has never been more important.

“These taskforces are helping school leaders and vital support services work together to support some of the most vulnerable young people across the country, helping to keep them on the right track and stop them missing lessons.”