Careers – Information for Parents & Carers

Careers Guidance for school pupils in secondary education –

In order to advise young people to make realistic career choices, the Careers Wales Adviser will draw on information about each pupil.  This is obtained from the school and directly from the young person, either during the interview or by questionnaire.  It will be limited to information that is relevant to your son or daughter’s future plans.

This information will be treated in confidence and is covered by the Data Protection Act.  It cannot be used without permission unless Careers Wales is required to disclose the information by law.

Examples of information held will include:

  • Name, address and telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Health issues that may affect future plans
  • Additional support needs
  • Contact details of any other persons or agencies supporting your son or daughter
  • Details of any work experience placements from school.

We encourage parents and carers to take an active role in their child’s career planning and we therefore look forward to meeting you over the next few years at Parents Evenings and other events. You will also receive further updates from Careers Wales at key points of your son or daughters time in school.

For more information on the role Careers Wales plays in supporting both young people and their parents or carers throughout the careers education process, visit or the Learning and Careers Advice Helpline on 0800 028 4844 (029 2090 6800 if calling from a mobile)

However, if you have any concerns or queries you wish to raise please contact:

Nikki Lawrence
Chief Executive, Careers Wales North East
St. David’s Building, Daniel Owen Square
Earl Road, Mold, Flintshire

Tel: 01352 750456