Teen mums edged out
Pregnant teenagers are being forced out of education on "spurious health and safety grounds", a children's charity has claimed. Barnardo's is calling for support to help teenage mums continue their studies. It claims that many have to abandon career ambitions and resign themselves to life on a low income. The charity found that 70 per cent of young mothers are not in education, employment or training (Neet) compared with 10 per cent of all 16- to 18-year-olds.