Big improvement in helping youngsters into training
Posted on Thursday 8th June 2017
The number of young people classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) has fallen by 75 per cent in the last six years according to a report to go before Newport City Council’s cabinet on June 14.
Members will also be told that in the past 12 months the council has made positive progress towards meeting its equality objectives and is working hard to promote equality of opportunity for all in line with the goals of the Well-being and Future Generations Act.
Newport City Council cabinet members will be told of the progress towards meeting nine Equality Objectives laid out in the 2016 Strategic Equality Plan at their meeting.
Also on the agenda is the work the council is doing with its partners under the umbrella of the Domestic Abuse Unit which functions as a multi-agency hub providing a one-stop shop for victims.
Over the course of the financial year there were 3863 recorded incidences of domestic abuse in Newport, equalling 33% of all incidents across Gwent.
The council also coordinated 166 Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) – this represents 42 per cent of all MARAC’s across Gwent.
The authority has also made good progress towards compliance with the Welsh Language Standards as set out by the Welsh Government with an allocated budget, project management and plan in place to implement the required changes.
This includes councillors and senior officers promoting bilingualism and frontline staff now greeting the public bilingually.
The report is one of several due to be discussed by cabinet members on Wednesday, 14 June at the Civic Centre, Newport which is open to the public.