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Activity Agreements

Activity Agreements Pilots

Activity Agreements improve the support and recognition of young people learning in a community learning and development or a third sector setting.

There are two priority groups for Activity Agreements:

  • Young people identified as being vulnerable to disengagement prior to leaving compulsory education;
  • Young people who initially move into a positive post-school destination but who do not sustain it.

The common factor in eligibility is that the young person could not engage and sustain a place in learning provision without personalised key worker supports provided by a range of agencies across the broad community planning spectrum.

Ten local authority partnerships are currently piloting Activity Agreements around four priority areas:

  • the trusted professional workforce (those who offer intensive advice and guidance to vulnerable young people)
  • assessment processes (so that information about young people's needs and interests is appropriately captured and shared)
  • local provision (so that young people can be appropriately referred into existing, or new opportunities that are commissioned in response to their needs)
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (so that young people receive an appropriate financial incentive to participate)