Statutory guidance

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.