Publication - Research and analysis

Activity Agreements National Implementation 2011-12

Published: 13 Nov 2013
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781784120597

This paper provides a summary of reported participation in Activity Agreements during the first full year of the national roll-out of the programme (1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012). The paper outlines characteristics and outcomes for young people that have either completed or dropped out of an Activity Agreement during this period.

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Activity Agreements National Implementation 2011-12
Characteristics of leavers from Activity Agreements

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Characteristics of leavers from Activity Agreements

3 The following section provides some narrative on the characteristics of leavers from the first full year of the national programme. Please be aware that some variables have up to 50% missing data on some key variables. The figures are shown in more detail in Annex 2 (tables 1 - 12).

  • Age - the majority of young people in the sample (76.5%) are aged 16-17.
  • Gender - Slightly more leavers are male (55%) than female (45%).
  • Qualifications - almost half of leavers (49%) have no qualifications at all. A further 40% of leavers have qualifications between SCQF Levels 1 and 4. Within the adult population (age 25+), those with qualifications at or below SCQF level 4 are identified as being "low skilled". [2] Only 2.7% of the sample have qualifications at intermediate level or above (SCQF 5 +).
  • Additional Support Needs - around half of leavers have some form of additional support needs (47.1%) and that by far the main issue reported is social, emotional or behavioural difficulties (20% of all leavers).
  • 'Looked After' and Care Leavers - the data shows that 7.7% of leavers were reported as being Looked After and 10% were Care Leavers.
  • History of Offending - 16.5% of leavers from this cohort had some reported history of offending.
  • Drug / Alcohol Problems - 13.5% of leavers were reported as having drug or alcohol problems.
  • Young Carers - Very small numbers of young people reported any caring responsibilities, whether as a parent (under 1 %) or in relation to another/relative (4.7%).

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