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Cheshire East in top 3 for NEETS

24th October 2017 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire East
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Cheshire East Council has managed to achieve the third lowest level of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) in the UK.

The region now sits only behind Harrow London Borough Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly in the national government statistics.

The figures reflect a new government measure combining the Neet figure with what is referred to as the 'not known' figure.

Under the new measure, there are only 2.2 per cent of Neets and 'not known' young people in Cheshire East. This compares to a national average of six per cent.

Young people must now stay in education, employment or training until they are 18. This means that each council has a responsibility to keep NEET levels low by the provision of youth support programmes.

Councillor George Hayes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families said: "These new national figures are a great credit to the young people in the borough, who bring so much positive energy to our authority.

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