Why do Warrington LIFE Contact You?

Why do we contact you?

The reason Warrington LIFE contact you is because it’s a legal requirement for every local authority to gather and collate information on young people’s destinations.  They have to find out if they are in work or are seeking work, or if they are in education or training.

‘Local authorities are responsible for tracking young people’s participation in education and training. They record information about young people’s current activity, their characteristics and aspirations. This provides them with the information they need to support young people to engage in education and training, identify those who are not participating and to plan services to meet young people’s needs.’ DfE, Dec 2013

Career for Young People’s advisers keep track of all young people that aren’t in education, training, or a job.  It’s our job as a team to help these young people return to one of these.  These are known as ‘destinations’.

Destinations can be confirmed in the following ways:

  • Getting in touch with schools, colleges or other services working with the young person.
  • Contacting the young person or their representative (this might be a parent or other family member), using a provided telephone number at different times of the day.

If we still haven’t been able to confirm a destination we may send letters about this.  If this doesn’t work we may also look to make a home visit.

Why do we gather this Information?

We are required to have the following information:

  • Contact details (address, telephone number and email address.)
  • Information on your current situation – whether you’re studying, employed or looking for employment and training.  This will include details of the employer or school/college.

The information is collected and reported to the Department of Education who use this information to:

  • Monitor the impact of the legislation that requires all 16-year-olds to participate in education or training.
  • Produce monthly performance tables that services can use to compare their performance against others.

More information and useful links:

GOV.UK website – NCCIS management information requirement 2014 to 2015 guidance

DfE website – support for young people not in education, employment or training


What to expect in the Q&A Section

In this Q&A section, we hope to answer any important questions people may have for us so they may have a clearer picture in what to do. If you have any other questions where we haven’t answered, please feel free to let us know at careersservice@warrington.gov.uk or through our Contact Page.




Last Updated: 30th January 2020

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