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Raising expectations: staying in education and training post-16 : a response

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Microsoft Word - RaisingExpectations_FinalResponse_Word_16 July Raising Expectations: Staying in Education and Training Post-16 A response by 11 MILLION led by the Children’s Commissioner June 2007 Table of Contents 1) Who are we? p.4 2) Executive Summary p.5 3) Introduction p.7 4) Is there a case for introducing compulsory participation to age 18? p.9 5) How should participation be defined? p.19 6) Is there a suitable route for every young person? p.23 7) Enabling all young people to participate p.26 8) Employers playing their part p.30 9) Making sure that young people participate p.31 10) Words used in this document p.35 Appendix – Consultation with young people in Prince’s Trust xl clubs p.37 11 MILLION Page 3 of 37 Raising expectations: staying in education and training post-16. June 2007 1 Who are we? How were we established? 11 MILLION is a national organisation led by the Children’s Commissioner, Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green. The Children’s Commissioner is a position created by the Children Act 2004. What do we do? We have a statutory role to promote the views and interests of children and young people across England. This gives us a unique role in bringing children’s ideas into the centre of the political process Meeting the challenges of the Children Act 2004 The Children Act requires the Children’s Commissioner to be concerned with the five aspects of well-being covered in Every Child Matters – the national government initiative aimed at improving outcomes for all children. It also requires us to have regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC underpins our work and informs which areas and issues on w

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