Statutory guidance

Careers guidance provision for young people in schools

Statutory guidance for schools on providing careers guidance and inspiration.


Careers guidance and inspiration for young people in schools


This statutory guidance is for:

Statutory guidance is issued by law; you must follow it unless there is a good reason not to.

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • community schools
  • foundation or voluntary schools
  • community or foundation special schools (other than those established in a hospital)
  • academies and free schools
  • pupil referral units (PRUs)