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Tracking and Supporting Young People

All local authorities have a statutory duty to track the education, employment and training activities of young people aged 15 to 18 years old and report their findings to the Department for Education.  This includes a monthly return, a September Guarantee Survey and a Destination Survey.

The Skills and Employability Service provide the strategic leadership for this, as well as much of the operational activity. This is detailed in the annual NEET Action Plan which is managed by the NEET Interdependencies Group each term.

Each year:

  • over 34,000 young people are tracked.
  • data is collected from over 130 schools and 3 college groups with 12 campuses.
  • data is collected from local authority services supporting young people.
  • over 4000 young people are individually communicated to by our dedicated tracking team via telephone, email, text, letter and social media.

The tracking of young people underpins all of the work delivered by the Skills and Employability Service. It identifies those young people who need support, monitors the success of our careers and transition support and provides the data used to inform planning of young people’s services in Kent.