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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk

Have we contacted you? (and Raising the Participation Age)

You may have had a text, phone call or letter from us.

“How are you getting on since leaving school?”

Suffolk County Council Children and Young People’s Services have to keep in touch with all young people in Suffolk who have left school.

This is to help support young people to access further education and employment opportunities.

Tell us how you are getting on since leaving school;

The information we receive from you is reported back to the Department for Education and the data helps to shape support services available to young people in Suffolk.

To find out how Suffolk County Council looks after the data you give us go to our page called Information About You.

Contact us

If you would like to contact Suffolk County Council or update us on your current circumstances, please:

“I’m stuck and I need some help!”

Get the support you need to take your next step, look at our page I’ve left school/college and I’m stuck! Find support

What is Raising the Participation Age?

From 2015, young people are required to continue in learning or training until they are age 18.

Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school.

What are the options for 16-18 learning?

  • full-time education, such as school, college or with a training provider.
  • apprenticeships, traineeship or work-based learning.
  • part-time education or training if they are employed, self employed or volunteering for at least 20 hours a week.

Find out more from the Department for Education.

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Page updated on February 27th, 2023 at 08:40am