Careers Advice in Schools for 12-16 Year Olds Bill (HC Bill 79)




Require schools, together with local businesses and other sectors, to provide a
comprehensive careers advice service to 12 to 16 year olds; and for connected

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Duty of schools to provide careers advice to 12 to 16 year olds

(1) It shall be the duty of every school which has any pupils aged 12 years or over
and under the age of 17 to provide a careers advice service.

(2) In providing the service the school shall co-operate with local businesses and
5other employers.

(3) The service shall be provided by a dedicated careers adviser or by another
person who, in the opinion of the governors of the school, has the appropriate
qualifications and experience.

2 Interpretation

10In this Act, “school” includes schools provided by a local education authority,
academies, voluntary aided schools and independent schools.

3 Regulations

(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations governing the supply of careers
advice under section 1 of this Act.

(2) 15Such regulations shall be made by statutory instrument and may not be made
unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House
of Parliament.

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4 Financial provisions

There is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament any increase attributable to
this Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.

5 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) 5This Act may be cited as the Careers Advice in Schools for 12-16 Year Olds Act

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning on
the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.