Most young people still see the government’s Connexions
agency as mainly an education, training and employment service
rather than a provider of help with personal issues, according to a
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 their schools.
Young people who were not at school reported hearing about
Connexions through other agencies such as job centres, and some
said they had visited a local 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.
For more information see website www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RB481.pdf