Leeds charter to create careers education 'entitlement'

A new charter aiming to promote 'a sense of entitlement and expectation' among young people about services educating them on career opportunities is to be adopted by Leeds City Council.

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 6:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 6:11 pm
Civic Hall.

Members of the authority’s Executive Board yesterday met at Civic Hall, where they endorsed the implementation of a the Young Person’s Information, Advice and Guidance Charter for Leeds.

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It follows feedback from people who said that it would be useful to have a summary of what they are entitled to rather than merely being “given” careers information which their “educational settings choose”, according to a report presented to councillors.

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However the council report states: “That entitlement is not without responsibility”.

It also features sections on expectations about the values and behaviours that employers are looking for in their workforce.

The charter is due to be promoted through social media.

It has been shared with schools and colleges, which have been encouraged to sign up to it.