Young People and Parents

Staying in Touch

The Education People work on behalf of Kent County Council to stay in touch with young people from Year 11 until the end of Year 13. 

It is the statutory duty of Kent County Council to keep in touch with young people after Year 11 to see what they are doing with regard to education, work, or training. Tracking young people’s participation is a key element of these duties. 

Local authorities are required to collect information about young people so that those who are not participating, or are NEET (Not in education, employment or training), can be identified and offered support to get back into some form of education or training. Robust tracking also provides the local authority with information that will help to ensure that suitable education and training provision is available and that resources can be targeted effectively. 

Our team of Young People’s Participation Officers carry out this duty and will be in touch at various stages throughout the year to ensure things are going smoothly for you, offering one to one support and guidance, and to keep our records up to date with your current destination or plans. The team can signpost you to courses, open days, webinars and refer you to support services (where needed).

To find out more about how we collect, store and process your personal information, please read our privacy notice below.

Staying in Touch and Supporting Young People Privacy Notice

Last updated on 11/08/2023