In a report to the Children Services Cabinet Panel today, the Conservative run County Council admitted that it is operating a post code lottery in its allocation of apprenticeships. Of the 23 care leavers who have been offered apprenticeships by the County Council, none are based in the west of the county.

“This is typical of a County Council based 30 miles away from the largest centre of population in the county” commented County Councillor Mark Watkin.”

“They have little appreciation of the needs of young people living in Watford or Dacorum and these statistics just demonstrate it. Its frankly not good enough.”