Lords debate Social Mobility report
15 December 2016
Following its publication earlier this year, the House of Lords debates the Select Committee on Social Mobility's report on Tuesday 20 December.
- Parliament TV: House of Lords, Tuesday 20 December
- Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility (pdf 442KB)
- Report: 'Overlooked and left behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people' (PDF)
- Report: 'Overlooked and left behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people' (HTML)
- Select Committee on Social Mobility
The Social Mobility Committee was appointed on 11 June 2015 to consider social mobility in the transition from school to work for 14-24 year olds. The Committee published their report on 8 April 2016.
The Committee made eight recommendations to the Government, which support the development of a more coherent and straightforward system to help young people aged 14 and over through the transition from education to work. These include:
- The national curriculum stopping at the age of 14, rather than 16 and the ages of 14-19 being recognised as a single key transition stage;
- A new gold standard in independent careers advice and guidance, which moves responsibility away from schools and colleges;
- For the Government to act as a facilitator, brokering collaboration between existing local bodies such as colleges, schools, local authorities local enterprise partnerships and employers in order to meet the needs of local labour markets; and
- That a Cabinet-level Minister take responsibility for the transition from school to work for young people (as responsibility currently falls between a number of departments and ministers).
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