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August 26th, 2011

A quick stat!

A interesting paragraph from a government report from the Educational Select Committee on services for young people.

‘Around 85% of young people’s waking hours are spent outside formal education, yet each year local authorities spend 55 times more on formal education than they do on providing services for young people outside the school day. We disagree with the Government that public spending of around £350 million a year on youth services in England equates to “large slugs of public money”; rather, we congratulate the sector for its long-standing dexterity in making limited resources go a long way and for continuing to support young people despite reliance on a patchwork of different funds.’

Link to the the full report:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmeduc/744/74402.htm#evidence