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Evidence check: Impact of Raising the Participation Age 

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Louise Adams

21 November 2014 at 06:27

Overall a very conflicting policy. Whiles the Government are stating that `children` up to the age of 18 have to be participating in education if only on a part time basis, you are granting them to the right to be a responsible parent from the age of 16? One or the other has to be levelled out as this is a total conflict of interest to that of 16 and 17 year olds. Should the age of consent be raised to 18, although not a high rate, by the next generation you may well see 14 and 15 year old pregnancies reduce and it become more so 16 and 17 year olds.

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