Published on
15 March 2021

Young Person’s Guarantee: Children’s charities say we must now all play our part and prove to young people that there are opportunities for them

This week charity consortium Action for Children, Barnardo’s Scotland and Princes Trust, highlight the worth of the Young Person’s Guarantee and call on employers to get involved and support young people in their communities.

Lockdown has been an incredibly challenging time for us all, but our young people have been amongst the most heavily impacted by the effects of Covid-19. That’s why we are committed to the creation of The Young Person’s Guarantee which aims to help our younger generation secure employment, training, education or volunteering opportunities. 

 

We are particularly pleased that young people have been involved in the shaping of the Guarantee – they have stepped up to protect their future and now it’s our turn. We encourage Scotland’s employers to support the Young Person’s Guarantee by investing in and creating jobs to ensure that no one is left behind, and our current and future workforce have the skills and opportunities to flourish.  

Martin Crewe, Barnardo’s Scotland, Director for Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer Apprenticeships to young people across our Retail and Support Services, we are also supporters of the Kickstart programme where very soon we will be looking to recruit 30 young people in to a range of posts across Barnardo’s Scotland.”

For more information about how Barnardo’s Scotland supports young people in to employment contact [email protected]

 Find out how your business can get involved at www.youngpersonsguarantee.scot   

ENDS

 

Paul Carberry, Action for Children Director for Scotland

Martin Crewe, Barnardo’s Scotland, Director for Scotland

Kate Stills, Princes Trust, Director for Scotland

Notes to Editors:

Action for Children Scotland works directly with more than 20,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year.  With 87 services in Scotland, we are in communities where you live and work. We help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people each year and we’ve been doing so for 60 years. For more information, visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @actn4childrScot

Barnardo’s Scotland works with more than 26,500 children and young people in over 130 specialised community-based services across Scotland and has over 100 shops.  We believe in children and we believe every young person has a right to thrive.

Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/scotland to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.  Twitter: @BarnardosScot Facebook: Barnardo’s Scotland 

The Prince’s Trust provides support for young people's mental wellbeing across all of it's programmes and it's youth support workers are online every day to help those in need.

The Prince's Trust helped more than 70,000 young people last year to build the confidence and skills they need to realise their potential. The employability courses offered by The Trust, which are run both in person and online, give young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives. Three in four young people on Prince's Trust programmes move into work, education or training.

Media enquiries:

Action for Children - contact duty media officer on 02031240661 or email [email protected]

Barnardo’s Scotland - Contact [email protected]Media & Communications Manager on 0131 446 7022 or 0208 498 7555 (24 hours),

Princes Trust - For all media enquiries, please see our Media Centre