- care experienced young people
Main policy issue to be addressed in relation to the selected topics
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Each year UK Government spends £2.5bn in the care system yet the 83,000 young people in care have the worst rates of:
• mental health
Through no fault of their own CEYP have some of the worst social, educational and economic outcomes in the country. The outcomes are so poor that Scotland’s First Minister has confirmed a root and branch review of the whole system to halt this downward spiral.
On the other hand, the creative industries are on an upward spiral of growth and are anticipating skills shortages in key areas. These industries are looking for imaginative and resilient young people to fill the 43,000 new jobs predicted for Scotland in the next 10 years.
Articulate believes that our CEYP could strengthen and deepen this talent pool, fuelling the ongoing national and international growth anticipated.
We have just entered our third year of a programme that will employ care leavers to design arts projects for younger care experienced and other marginalised children.
Essentially, we will become a creative enterprise generated with, by and for marginalised young people.
We are looking for developmental partners that we can grow and learn with in the coming years ...