Youth Direction has a dedicated team of Careers Advisers, who are contracted by many of our local schools and academies, to provide impartial and independent careers advice and guidance as well as to offer interviews for students from years 9 to 11.
Careers advice and guidance provides information on all the available options to each young person. This includes all aspects of education, employment and training provision such as; alternative providers, work-based training and apprenticeships.
Youth Direction Information, Advice and Guidance is also externally accredited to the Matrix Standard, the nationally recognised quality benchmark for information, advice and guidance services.
The Guidance Service delivers information advice and guidance through one-to-one interviews where options are introduced, explored and discussed. This enables the young person to make an informed decision about their future. This may include:
For further information about the delivery of careers advice and guidance in your/your child’s school or academy please contact the school. Visit the Find a schools page for full school details.
Our Preventions Service provides support and early intervention to young people aged 8 to 17 years who reside within the Stockton Borough.
Support may be given to those:
If you are concerned about a child or young person in one or more of the areas listed above please contact the team to discuss a referral to our service.
Help available from the Preventions Service
We offer a range of support to help young people achieve improved outcomes. Help includes:
How to refer a child or young person to the Preventions Service
We accept self referrals from young people, parents and carers. Please contact the team to arrange a home visit to discuss further.
If you are a professional making a referral, please contact the team on 01642 677600
In order to help with making choices, you or your child may find the following websites useful:
Is the main government site with information and links on areas such as benefits, education and apprenticeships.
A portal which focuses on industry in the Tees Valley and contains locally produced video clips of various job sectors.
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