A Bournemouth Councillor has defended the decision to not renew the contract of youth employment service Connexions in Bournemouth.
The service, which has been run by Ansbury for Bournemouth Council since 2008, provides advice and support to 13-19 year olds.
But it will be closing at the end of March when its current contract finishes.
Cllr Barry Goldbart, cabinet member for Education and Children’s services, has defended the closure, saying that changes in UK law requiring children to stay in school until they are 18 mean there is now less need for the service.
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