Youth organisations call for election pledges on social mobility
Tuesday 9th May, 2017
A coalition of youth organisations has called on political parties to pledge to tackle growing social mobility problems facing young people as part of their general election commitments.
The group of eight organisations, including The Scout Association, and UK Youth, has written an open letter to the main political parties ahead of the general election, arguing that action is needed as young people are finding it tougher to access housing, work and education opportunities.
They are calling for election manifesto pledges to include a commitment to providing a universally accessible, high-quality youth service. They also want provision of mentoring support from “positive adult role models”, readily available information, advice and guidance services.