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Councils focus too much on at-risk teens

Councils are focusing too much on providing support for "at risk" children and neglecting the needs of the majority of young people, a government watchdog said.
Councils are focusing too much on providing support for at risk children and neglecting the needs of the majority of young people, according to a government watchdog Photo: ALAMY
A disproportionate emphasis on services for vulnerable teenagers, including those involved in anti-social behaviour, meant few activities were provided for the majority of young people.
Programmes targeted at "at-risk" youths were effective in reducing youth crime but failed to tackle the long-term problems of drug abuse by young people and teenage pregnancies.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk


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