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Support for parents/carers

Support for parents/carers

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Over the years there have been many reports which have emphasised the important part that parents and families play in helping young people make decisions about their future.

The 2019 Youth Voice Survey report stated that 71% of the young people surveyed went to their parents and carers for employability support.

https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/dev/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-Youth-Employment-UK-Report_FINAL-1.pdf

We are currently experiencing a vast number of changes in the education and employment landscape including a new GCSE grading system, the development of degree level apprenticeships and the arrival of T levels. It is therefore critical that parents are supported to ensure that the advice they provide is informed by the most up to date information.

A school website is a great way to provide this support, enabling parents and carers to help their children use labour market information to inform decision making for their future career and learning options.

It is therefore important to review the parent/carer element of the careers section of the school website to make sure that it includes the most up to date information and links to helpful websites. These include:

http://parentzone.careerpilot.org.uk/parent

https://www.careeralchemy.co.uk/inspired-teenager.html

https://ukcareers.ey.com/schools/career-advice/parental-advice

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/advice-for-parents.aspx

with a recent addition following the development of the Government’s Apprenticeship website to include a section specifically aimed at parents:

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/parents/their-career