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It is encouraging to see growing evidence of the role modern careers education can play in tackling disadvantage.

Disadvantage can be complex and multi-faceted and careers education is only one piece in the jigsaw, but it is an important piece.

What really stands out is the evidence that careers education has double the impact for economically-disadvantaged young people and how it is closing the disadvantage gap – meaning they are significantly less likely to become NEET.

Too often, young people in disadvantaged communities lack the connections and inspiration to look beyond current circumstance.

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