Misspent youth: The costs of truancy and exclusion, a guide for donors & funders (2007)

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Publishing information: 
Martin Brookes, Emilie Goodall and Lucy Heady London: New Philanthropy Capital, 2007. 32pp. Paperback, (also available as a free downloadable PDF), ISBN 978-0-9553148-6-5. £22.50

Failure to tackle truancy is costing the economy £800m each year, but one third of this could easily be saved, according to this report. Misspent Youth provides detailed calculations and sources for all data used and demonstrates the high returns for private donors and government in supporting charities such as The Learning Challenge and School-Home Support.

  • Charity selection
  • Impact measurement