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Not the End of the Story: supporting teenage mothers back into education

Author : Jane Evans with Martha Slowley (2010)

Price : Free

This report shows that, while pregnancy presents real challenges for very young mothers, it should not mean the end of education or abandonment of ambitions for the future.

Teen mothers attract little public sympathy and are often written off. At an age when their peers are still in school or college, or taking their first steps into work, they risk being left behind - struggling to care for a baby on their own, dependent on benefits and constrained by a lack of child care. Learning from the experience of Barnardo's services and the young women they work with, the report shows how, with the right support, including suitable childcare and flexible courses, young mothers can succeed in education and improve their opportunities and the life chances of their babies.


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Policy and research documents, Education

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