Local councils in Tyne and Wear offer statutory careers information, advice and guidance services to 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs).

Following the Education Act 2011, from September 2012 individual schools and academies are responsible for making sure that their pupils get impartial careers information, advice and guidance.

Local authorities will continue to:

  • Provide careers information, advice and guidance to young people who are in vulnerable groups such as teenage parents, young offenders, looked after children and care leavers
  • Support young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities as they move forward into further education, training or employment
  • Help those young people who have left school but are not yet in education, employment or training

The services on offer from local delivery teams will be different in each area and in each institution. For more information, speak to your Careers Teacher or Careers Co-ordinator in school.

Equal opportunities 

Equality and human rights underpin our vision of a modern, fairer and more prosperous society.

Extending opportunities to all means removing unfair barriers. Delivering prosperity for all means harnessing the skills and potential of every member of society, whatever their background.

Supporting equality and diversity

We are committed to ensuring equality, combating discrimination and celebrating diversity. We will ensure that clients can access services that meet each individual’s needs, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, care/parenting responsibility, criminal record, or disability.