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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
City of London
East Riding of Yorkshire
Kensington and Chelsea
So if you’ve got any information on any of these please send me a brief update.