This report is a follow up to our previous report from Engage London, Young People Count 2015, which details a guide to the different data sources that are available on the problems that young people face in the United Kingdom.
Drawn from official figures, such as the Office of National Statistics, and independent research by community and voluntary organisations, it covers the subjects of; health, youth employment, housing, crime, education, participation, and poverty.
The challenges that young people face are numerous, and interlinked, and are not easily addressed in isolation. Yet one thing is clear: young people are at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the population on almost every area.
Facing discrimination, worse employment opportunities and more crime, young people have been the worst impacted by the recession. This, coupled with a lack of affordable housing, makes one of the hardest situations for the next generation to face in decades.
This section details some recent research from a variety of sources.
This briefing written by Green Party MP Sian Berry highlights the numerous amount of cuts which London youth services have faced since 2011.
This report by the Prince’s Trust takes an in-depth look into the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25.
This report produced by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England found that in 2016 many children had been let down and denied the basic things they need to develop and thrive.
This report presents the findings of a survey undertaken on behalf of Education and Employers by YouGov, which investigates the experiences of respondents as they engage in transitions which take them from education towards the working world.