| Understanding the environment

Evidence suggests that a young person’s level of disengagement is not fixed into their personality and can be responsive to interventions such as mentoring. Within this research report we identify the areas where disengagement is most apparent to determine where to target increased careers and enterprise provision and mentoring investment and development.

It begins by defining disengagement and teasing out the key risks, behaviours, and outcomes that are associated with it. These are then used to develop a basket of indicators which allow us to think about disengagement strategically and to understand the relative degree of risk that exists across different Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas.

The key contribution of this paper is the presentation of a map of disengagement which assesses the relative likelihood of young people being disengaged across each of the Local Enterprise Partnerships. 

Mapping disengagement (download PDF)