Connexions still seen as careers service

Most young people still see Connexions as mainly an education,
training and employment service rather than a provider of help with
personal issues, according to a new study.

The research, commissioned by the Department for Education and
Skills from BRMB Social Research, also found that many young people
were not clear about the role and purpose of the Connexions
service, though most had heard of it through school.

Young people who were not at school reported hearing about
Connexions through other agencies such as job centres, and some had
dropped into a Connexions office.

Children categorised as priority 1 – those in most need
– were more likely than other young people to discuss issues
such as bullying, truancy, family problems and health issues with

Improve your Connexions: qualitative research with young people.
Lucy Joyce et al.

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