Sunday, July 02, 2017

The state of Youth Services in the UK - Knife Crime - Youth Work - Mental Health - Preventative Work

Studies mention how the cuts in spending on UK Youth have coincided with the rise in knife crime.

In 2011 the government scrapped the educational maintenance allow-ance 
(the grant to low-income students; in school or college); 
Since 2010 there has been a £38?m cut in youth services;
between 2012 and 2016 
603 Youth Clubs have been closed. 

In addition, a stretched NHS is unable to adequately provide mental health help to the young.
On top of that - every 2 minutes a young person gets sanctioned at Job Centres resulting in loss of benefits.