The Prince’s Trust Scotland exists to help vulnerable young people aged 14 to 25 get their lives back on track. It provides practical help to those most in need, such as the long-term unemployed, young offenders, pupils struggling at school and care leavers. In supporting the hardest to reach young people it plays an important part in tackling exclusion, building confidence and supporting transitions into work, education or training.
The Prince’s Trust Scotland has been invited to join the portfolio as part of a unique arrangement which will initially involve non-financial investment to strengthen and develop the organisation. It is envisaged that it will play a significant role in strategic development within the portfolio which may include incubation of innovative new approaches, development of effective models of collaboration and co-ordination of services.