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Improving Careers Education and Careers Support for Children and Young People in Gloucestershire – Have Your Say


As part of the ‘Transition to Work’ workstream of Child-Friendly Gloucestershire, we would really welcome your views about how to improve careers education and careers support for young people in Gloucestershire.

GFirst LEP and the GFirst Careers Hub are running two focus groups to answer the questions set by the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into careers education, information, advice and guidance. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard as part of the Gloucestershire-wide response. We are keen to take your views and any supporting evidence you have into consideration and to feed this back into the Committee, to the Child-Friendly Gloucestershire Coalition Board and to use your input in our local plans for careers support for young people in Gloucestershire.


Headteachers, senior leaders and careers leads are very welcome to join one of our two focus groups which will be held online at:


2.15pm to 3.45pm on Monday 7th March


3.00pm to 4.30pm on Thursday 10th March


To join one of these focus groups, please email Karen Campbell at to confirm your name, email address and a very brief description of your role in relation to careers e.g. employer, careers adviser, work coach, etc.


To help you prepare your thoughts and any evidence you have, the questions being asked by the inquiry are linked here.


Alternatively, if you are unable to attend one of these focus groups but would still like to make your views known, please respond directly to the Education Select Committee inquiry by answering some/all of the questions they are asking via the link here. It would be really helpful if you do plan to do this, if you could also send us your responses to us so that we can take these into account in our local planning. Please send your responses to the questions to


CEIAG Inquiry by Education Select Committee


The Skills Strategy for Gloucestershire was published at the end of last February. This includes a workstream on careers support for young people which aligns closely with the aims of Child-Friendly Gloucestershire. The strategy and its supporting action plan can be found here. Pages 5 and 6 give a short overview of the workstreams and our reasons for undertaking them.


On a related note, the GFirst Careers Hub have now completed the work on the Gatsby Benchmark 1 (Careers Strategy) pack for schools and this will be sent out to Careers Leads by the end of this week. Education colleagues are encouraged to use this resource with their teams. A Benchmark 2 (LMI) pack is in development and will follow soon and we will be doing the same for the other Benchmarks over time.




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