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NEET Support - Not in Education, Employment or Training

The Education People provide the strategic leadership for reducing the number of young people classified as Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) across the county, on behalf of Kent County Council.

The Skills & Employability service chairs the NEET Interdependencies Group that is made up of local authority and third-party services who support young people. This includes:

The group meets termly to review the annual NEET and Not Known Tracking Action Plan.

NEET Support Service

Our NEET Support Service helps young people aged 16 to 18 years old who are not participating in any form of education, employment or training. Last year they supported 1444 young people to progress into a positive destinations.

Here are some examples of the one to one support they offer:

  • exploring options and pathways
  • raising aspirations and challenging stereotypes
  • looking for apprenticeships
  • job searching and applications
  • researching local and online training options
  • CV writing
  • support for other issues that might prevent young. people accessing education, employment or training and signposting to other support services as required.

The team take referrals from our Engagement and Tracking Officers, schools, colleges and other local authority or voluntary services that support young people.