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Allister McGowan, A.G. Watts & David Andrews

A Follow-Up Study of New Arrangements for Connexions/Careers/IAG Services for Young People in England

The aim of the survey reported here is to describe and analyse the arrangements for the provision of  Connexions/careers/IAG services that have been put in place by the 150 local authorities in England since full budgetary and management responsibility for these services passed to them on 1 April 2008. The survey updates the position reported in the earlier report on New Arrangements for Connexions/Careers Services for Young People in England (Watts & McGowan, 2007). It has been undertaken against the background of a programme of radical reform of secondary education that has stimulated renewed interest in the importance of careers-related information, advice and guidance. The report examines the arrangements for Connexions/IAG services in all 150 authorities; the analysis includes a particular focus on the impact on career guidance services for young people.