Statutory guidance

Careers guidance provision for young people in schools

This publication was withdrawn on 25 March 2015

This guidance has been replaced by revised ‘Careers guidance provision for young people in schools’.

Statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and inspiration.



This statutory guidance is for:

  • headteachers
  • school staff
  • local authorities that maintain pupil referral units

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • community schools
  • foundation or voluntary schools
  • community or foundation special schools (other than one established in a special school) that provide secondary education
  • academies and free schools
  • pupil referral units

A non-statutory supporting document ‘Careers guidance: advice for schools’ is also available.