The Social Exclusion Report on Teenage Pregnancy (June 1999) stated that Britain had the worst record of teenage pregnancies in Europe with approximately 90,000 teenagers becoming pregnant every year.
Every part of the country is affected, but the situation is worst in the poorest areas.
The report highlighted two main goals:
- Reducing the rate of teenage conceptions, with the specific aim of halving the rate of conceptions among under 18s by 2010
- Getting more teenage parents into education, training or employment, to reduce the risk of long term social exclusion
Caerphilly Young Mums Project
The Young Mums Project aims to provide better support for teenage parents around education, childcare and housing. Tutors support pregnant girls to achieve their potential when studying for their GCSEs. A creche is available for babies through links with community education.