Thousands are ‘denied vital careers advice’


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The Independent Online

Thousands of teenagers are being denied the careers advice they desperately need to find a job, Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, warns.

Three out of four schools visited by inspectors are not delivering adequate careers advice, it says in a report.

The survey of 60 schools, which concludes that “very few” are giving adequate advice, was carried out after the Government had devolved responsibility for careers advice from the careers service to schools.

The Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said: “It is worrying that the new arrangements are failing to provide good advice.”

The Government said it would issue clearer guidance on careers provision.