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Raising Aspirations and Smoothing Transitions

Raising Aspirations and Smoothing Transitions

Brhmie Balaram and Lizzie Crowley
05 September 2012

School-to-work transitions are increasingly challenging for young people. Together Careers Education and Careers Guidance can improve transitions and minimise the risk of young people becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). This report examines changes to services coming into effect as part of the Education Act, and concludes that they are are likely to severely compromise the quality, and availability, of provision. Drawing on an evaluation of the previous Connexions service, it sets out a plan for ensuring young people receive the careers support they need.

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