Call for clarity on government’s careers guidance plan

Concerns have been raised that none of the mainstream political parties have explained exactly how they believe the state of careers guidance in England should be improved.

In January, the Conservative government revealed its intention to publish a comprehensive careers strategy. However, nothing was published before the General Election and there has been disappointment that the Conservative manifesto includes no mention of careers guidance.

Furthermore, while the Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP manifestos each included a single sentence committing to an improvement in careers support for young people and adults, no further details have been forthcoming.

There have been concerns over the state of careers advice and guidance in England ever since the coalition government axed funding for the Connexions service and placed the duty to provide independent careers services on schools instead.

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