Mentoring and Befriending Foundation: Mentors proposed for 16-18 year olds

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25 May 2007

Mentors proposed for 16-18 year olds

Private Members' Bill aims to provide mentors in post-16 education and training

Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield and chair of the Education and Skills select committee, has introduced a Private Members' Bill which, if successful, would give all 16-18 year olds in education or training, access to a mentor - either in school or the workplace.

Mentors would be selected from 'accredited voluntary bodies' providing services to young people and would advise on post-16 education, training and career development, including voluntary work and acquiring new skills.

Other requirements are for local education authorities to make available training in leadership skills to all young people and to provide advice on training to young people with special educational needs.

Read an article in 'Young People Now', May 2007

Private Members' Bill: Post-16 Education and Training Bill 2006-7