Young Adults Employment Hub – Parents and Professionals Hub
This page is aimed at parents and professionals that are supporting young people into employment and training.
Information for Parents
Youth Employment UK have a section on their website for parents to support their child to find out about education, training and work
Amazing Apprenticeships produce a monthly Parents’ Pack full of information and advice about Apprenticeships
Family Lives provide free, professional, non-judgemental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can access. They provide a 24 hour helpline, a really useful website, message boards, email service, live chat and parenting/relationship support groups
Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from the leading experts and organisations in matters related to young people and families in a digital world.
Re:Minds is a parent-led support group for families who have children/young people with autism or mental health problems in Southampton
Parent Support Link supports and informs the family and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol. Parent Support Link offer 24/7 confidential support and information. Call 023 8039 9764
No Limits have signposting for families and parents on their website
Resources for parents from Flying Start Southampton
Parental Guidance – Guidance on all stages of education in the UK and how to navigate making important choices.
How to help your child navigate a route to career success – A useful article on how best to approach the topic of careers.
Target Careers – Information for Parents and Teachers
Information for Professionals
The Zone is a network of IAG professionals who are supporting people in and around Southampton to find education, employment and training.
The Zone has a mailing list for organisations to promote their training and personal development courses that are running in Southampton to IAG professionals who can refer people to this provision.
If you are an Information, Advice and Guidance practitioner who would like to join the Zone mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a college or training provider who would like to advertise your courses on the Zone, please email Daniel.Stickland@southampton.gov.uk
What should I do if I’m worried about a child (under 18 years old)?
Call 999 if it is an emergency and the child is in immediate danger
When it’s not an emergency situation but you are worried that a child may be at risk of abuse, harm or neglect, please contact Southampton City Council’s children’s services. Find out more about these risks and how to report a concern. You can also contact them straight away on 023 8083 3336.
For more information please visit southamptonlscb.co.uk
What should I do if I’m worried about an adult (aged 18 and over)?
Call 999 if it is an emergency and the person is in immediate danger
If you are a practitioner who is worried about an adult in Southampton please contact Southampton Adult Social Care on:
Telephone: 023 8083 3003
For more information please visit southamptonlsab.org.uk
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Training and Development
Safeguarding Training: Southampton SCP provides a variety of training, all of which is free of charge at the point of access for practitioners working within the City. Access the training here
Useful Websites for Professionals
NHS Safeguarding App – a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens. It provides 24-hour, mobile access on up to date legislation and guidance across the safeguarding life course.
EBP South – facilitating employer work within education and providing careers education and guidance services.
Future of work lesson plan Nesta provide lots of useful resources. Here is one for future proofing.
Go Construct has lots of resources for professionals to use.
Career Ready helps raise young people’s aspirations and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience of the world of work.
Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
Education and Employers – improving the life chances of children and young people by connecting volunteers from the world of work with schools.
Springpod – find how to connect students with STEM ambassadors. ‘Check out Springpod’s Free 2021 Virtual Work Experience Programmes!
With the events of last year, taking the initiative and being proactive when it comes to laying the foundations for your future career is more important than ever.
If you want to go the extra mile to ensure that you’re still adding to your CV, gathering experience and expanding career prospects, in spite of the limitations, virtual work experience is an invaluable tool you should be using to stay ahead.
If you are looking for free work experience programs that are entirely online, can be completed at times that suit you and provides a certificate directly from the employer that can be used in your CV, covering letters and future job interviews – Springpod is a great option.
Springpod have run programmes in partnership with top employers such as Airbus, The NHS, Vodafone, BT, Nestle, HSBC – to check out what programmes they have coming up and submit an application, click here.’
Stacey Miller Consultancy – free resources for parents and professionals around positive wellbeing and a variety of training and education from drugs, alcohol and substance misuse and awareness, to mental health and wellbeing
Connecting with culture from Artswork enables links with local cultural activities
Inspiring the Future – Connecting teachers with thousands of volunteers across the UK, from a huge range of jobs, at all levels
Skills to Succeed Academy – free online employability training
Networking and Training
Sign up to Touchbase, the DWP’s e-newsletter, and receive news about work, working age benefits, pensions and services from across government for advisers, employers and organisations that help people find jobs.
When designing a careers programme, you should aim to meet as many of the Gatsby Benchmarks as you can to make sure you’re offering high-quality career guidance to help people make informed decisions about their future.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance