HC Deb 27 June 2000 vol 352 c473W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the linkages between personal health and social education and careers services for young people. [127457]

Jacqui Smith

There are strong links between careers education (which is a statutory requirement for pupils aged 14–16) and the revised Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) framework, which we expect schools to implement from autumn this year and includes reference to career planning and management. In April we published a booklet "Careers Education in the New Curriculum"—a copy of which has been placed in the House of Commons Library—which sets out the relationship between these areas, as well as the new Citizenship programme of study. We encourage schools to take advantage of the introduction of PSHE and Citizenship to enhance the provision of careers education. Many schools already teach these areas in an integrated manner.