Action for Children Scotland’s purpose is to help the most vulnerable children and young people overcome injustice, deprivation and inequality so that they can achieve their full potential. It has 67 projects running across 28 local authority areas, with services aimed at young homeless people, offenders, those involved in substance misuse or those who need foster or residential care.
14:19 Fund investment will allow Action for Children Scotland to develop its Pathways programme. This is a training and personal development programme offering a route into employment for young people aged 14 to 19 years. There are three stages: a programme to build confidence in school; the Challenge Programme which offers preparation for employment as young people leave school; and, finally, training in the workplace on waged status leading to a job.