Youth policy journeys

YFF is providing a grant to IES to explore the policies and services that support young people (14-30) on their journey to work and understand how they are tracked. Through desk research, stakeholder interviews and with support from a youth and an expert panel, IES will aim to understand how young people experience the current landscape of policy and what might work better.

The desk research will  map relevant policies for young people in four typologies - care experienced, experience of the youth justice system, young people with mental ill-health and young people with special educational needs. The research will also map data that track young people across the age range, by examining datasets and understanding challenges and opportunities associated with the data from the data owners. The findings will help YFF to identify where changes could be made to improve outcomes and tracking, especially useful for YFF's future programmes.