PfA Education and Employment

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Halton Borough Council’s Young People’s Case Workers (16-18 and 19-25 years with an EHCP)

  • Young People’s Case Workers support young people that are Not Engaged in Education or Training (NEET) to move (transition) into education or training
  • The Council reports these activities on a monthly basis to the Department for Education
  • The team review and assess information and liaise with partners to make appropriate referrals for young people to provision/services.  The team conduct follow ups on referrals to review whether they have been appropriate and involve other agencies if necessary
  • If you are working with a young person who is NEET aged 16 to 18 or  for those young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 19 to 25 – please contact the team to ensure appropriate provision and support is in place

Contact details for the team:

Carol Chadwick [email protected] 01515116069
Jean Ward [email protected] 01515118791
Kathy Slater [email protected] 0151 511 7847

Examples of programmes/support available:

  • Career Connect support young people to make informed career choices and provide impartial advice (Education, Training or Employment)
  • New Futures Programme provides a stepping stone for those who are not yet ready to move into employment, training or further education

National Careers Service
Independent, professional and high quality careers and skills advice, available from age 13+ online or over the telephone.  Adults have additional access to community-based face-to-face advice.

Post 16 Directory
This directory is to support professionals working with young people to move on to Education, Employment or Training.

Other useful links

Looking Ahead Guides - What's Next?
Support for Employment

Transition Employment Toolkit

Ambitious about Autism and The Autism Education Trust have launched a new employment toolkit to support autistic young people into the job market. The Transition to Employment toolkit is free to download and aims to prevent autistic young people falling out of education, employment or training when they leave school. The toolkit is not just for young autistic people to use, but also for careers professionals and employers, to help them better understand the needs and skills of young autistic people and support them into further education or work. Sections of the toolkit can be easily downloaded and edited and are designed to be used flexibly.

See Toolkit here

Moving from Benefits to Work

Provides help and advice on moving from benefits to work, work experience/volunteering, starting your own business and support available when you start working.

Work Clubs/Work Experience
Disabled Students' Allowance

Gov.uk – (DSA) Disabled Students’ Allowance

If you are a higher education student, you can apply for a DSA if you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia