Note from Community Family Care:
The Education Select Committee has published a report on the provision of careers advice and services. This cross party report identiﬁed problems around the quality, independence and impartiality of the current careers advice services, as well as the variability of careers guidance across individual schools. The report also found little support for a return to the Connexions careers service.
Key recommendations from the report include:
• A minimum of one personal careers interview with an independent adviser for every young person.
• Accountability measures to ensure that schools provide a good quality careers guidance service for their pupils.
• All schools are required to publish an annual careers plan, which would provide transparency about what could be expected in terms of careers work and would set out the resources allocated to these activities.
• The National Careers Service’s remit be expanded to include helping schools to broker face-to face careers advice for young people, assist schools in designing their annual careers plan, disseminate local labour market information and promote quality standards.