What is going on in Connexions?

I’ve been spending some time drawing together details of what is happening in different areas in response to the current crisis in Connexions. I’m hoping to put together a paper over the next week or two that sets out some findings and suggests some possible ways forward. In the meantime I’d like to make a last call for anyone who can provide me with any details about what is going on in Connexions in their area.

I’m particularly interested in the following:

  • What has happened to your Connexions service. Has it been brought into the local authority/cast out of it/restructured/turned into an integrated youth service?
  • What has happened to the universal careers bit of what your local service did?
  • What are local schools doing? How aware are they that there has been a change? Are they willing to buy a new service?
  • Has any attempt been made to define a service that schools can buy into?
  • Have any other new players started trying to sell careers related products and services to schools?
  • What has been the impact on careers professionals.

I’d appreciate any thought on these or any other important issues. Either post as a comment on this blog or send me an email at t.hooley@derby.ac.uk.

There are 150 local authorities. I’ve got some information on about 116 of them (although it is sketchy in some places). The areas that I’ve got nothing on are: 

Barnsley
Bradford
Calderdale
City of London
Doncaster
East Riding of Yorkshire
Enfield
Harrow
Hartlepool
Hounslow
Kensington and Chelsea
Kirklees
Lambeth
Lancashire
North Lincolnshire
North Tyneside
North Yorkshire
Peterborough
Redbridge
Rotherham
Rutland
Somerset
South Tyneside
Southampton
Southend-on-Sea
Southwark
Stockton-on-Tees
Stoke-on-Trent
Sunderland
Swindon
Torbay
Wakefield
Walsall
York

So if you’ve got any information on any of these please send me a brief update.

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