Local authority roles in the Youth Contract for 16- to 17-year-olds

This publication provides background information on the Youth Contract including details on procurement and how the programme will work.



One aspect of the Youth Contract is additional support for disengaged 16- to 17-year-olds to move into education, training or work with training. This is the element which the Education Funding Agency (EFA) is contracted for and which this note focuses on.


  • outline of the Youth Contract
  • main objectives of the 16-17 provision
  • the core target group
  • the outcomes
  • procurement
  • expected involvement of local authorities throughout the process