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Vocational Guidance

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children have a careers interview with an independent adviser before they leave school. (244440)

All young people have access to independent specialist careers advisers through local Connexions services. Connexions provide advice and guidance on a range of issues. Our data shows that around 44 per cent. of young people in year 11 received one to one support in 2007-08 and a further 15 per cent. prior to their entry to year 11. However, these data are not disaggregated to identify the proportion of interventions focused specifically on careers.