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Youth initiative programme

The Youth Initiative Programme (YIP), based in the Department of Education, brings together three donor-funded small-scale projects, all of which focus on finding out more about how school drop-out and exclusion may be prevented.

Exclusion in these projects includes formal disciplinary exclusion from school, persistent unauthorised absence and other processes of becoming ‘missing’ from education.

A series of recent reports have highlighted persisting inequalities in exclusions and non-compliance with statutory duties. Also a number of changes in education policies regarding pupils’ exclusion are currently underway emphasising the devolution of powers and responsibilities to schools creating new demands for the sector. 

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