Schools have a duty to offer independent and impartial careers guidance. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at research into how London schools are successfully delivering on this duty

The duty to provide independent and impartial careers guidance was passed to schools in 2012. Although many schools have risen to this requirement it is widely recognised that careers provision in England is still currently patchy.

To support London schools in their careers provision, the London Ambitions careers offer was developed by the London Enterprise Panel and London Councils and launched in 2015.

Some schools have proactively taken on board the new challenge to ensure their students were prepared for leaving school. In November, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and London Councils published the findings of a report into emerging promising practice in the delivery of impartial and independent careers advice and guidance in several London schools.

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