Webinar: improving outcomes for young people: what next for policy-makers?

Orlando C, Wilson T |   | Institute for Employment Studies  | Oct 2022

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In this session we outline the findings from the latest IES research drawing together case studies and lessons on how other countries are working to improve outcomes for young people and support transitions into employment and learning.

We present evidence drawn from European nations that have strong records on raising participation for young people and/or have introduced interesting and evidence-led reforms. The aim is to stimulate a debate around how the UK might reform our approach to how we support young people – to support greater collaboration, clearer accountabilities, stronger local partnerships, and more inclusive, accessible and effective services, particularly for marginalised young people.

This project builds on our work with national governments and local areas, and to inform work on wider systems reform. IES Director Tony Wilson and Health Foundation Research Fellow Cristiana Orlando are joined in the conversation by:

• Richard Rigby, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at The Prince’s Trust

• Phoebe Arslanagić-Wakefield, Senior Policy Adviser at Impetus UK

• Dr Fiona Aldridge, Head of Insight & Intelligence at West Midlands Combined Authority.

This research is the latest output from IES work funded by the Health Foundation around improving the quality of work for young people. This has included a suite of resources targeted to youth employment partnerships and focused on ‘what works’ evidence, alongside a large scale youth-centered research programme focused on young people’s perspectives on what good quality work and support means to them.