Careers Provision in the Education Bill: key outstanding issues
This Briefing Note outlines some of the concerns with the drafting of the then Education Bill. It was then clear that the main elements of Government policies in relation to careers provision were unlikely to change. Within this framework, however, the members of the Careers Alliance urged that attention be paid to four key outstanding issues, in order to maximise the potential benefits of the policies set out in the Bill and minimise their risks:
- proper guidance to schools;
- quality assured provision;
- breaches of the statutory duty;
- extending the BCS remit to NEETs.
“The government should act urgently to guarantee face-to-face careers advice for all young people in schools”.
Recommendation to the Coalition Government from Simon Hughes, the Government Advocate for Access to Education in his report to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, July 2011