Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training
13 Jan 2010
2nd Annual Conference. Held at Cavendish Conference Centre, London

In 2010, the Government is making further help available to young people aged 18-24 through the Young Person's Guarantee of a job, training or a place in the Community Task Force for those who have been unemployed for a year.

Programme
10:00
Ian Cruise-Taylor, National Secretary, National Connexions Network
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:15
John Freeman, Director, REACT Programme, Local Government Association
Strengthening local authority partnerships with FE Colleges

10:30
Dr Beverley Burgess, Head of Specialist Funding Policy, Learning and Skills Council
Building on the good practice of the FE sector to tackle NEET

10:45
Adrian Curtis, Executive Director, Groundwork Leeds
Delivering results from the Future Jobs Fund in Leeds

10:50
Oliver Newton, NEET Policy Manager, Department for Children, Schools and Families
Keynote address

11:15
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:55
Bob Ashford, Head of Prevention, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
The role of local authorities in prevention of youth crime and anti-social behaviour

12:15
Julie Skipp, Head of National xl Programme, The Prince’s Trust
Supporting young people at risk of exclusion in school

12:35
Carol James, National Champion for IAG -14-19 Workforce Support, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
The role of IAG in supporting decisions about higher education and employment

12:55
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Oliver Ashton, Youth Sector Head, Goals UK
NEET for a reason

14:30
Sandy Campbell, Director, Working Rite CIC
Creating rites of passage into the world of work and adulthood

14:50
John Popham, Head of Skills and Regeneration, Sero Consulting
Utilising technology and media in youth engagement

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:30
Seminar 1: Bridging generations and creating safer communities through local rites of passage
Michael Boyle, Chief Executive, A Band of Brothers