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Youth Social Action Toolkit

How can youth social action support my work as a Careers Leader? Use the links and information below to support Youth Social Action in your school

Youth social action can improve the careers provision in your school or college, and support you to:

-Meet the Gatsby Benchmarks
-Develop young people’s careers knowledge, skills and aspirations
-Meet Ofsted’s inspection criteria
-Support young people’s character development
-Provide benefits to your local community


Youth social action has a range of other benefits for your school or college. Schools and colleges who support engagement with youth social action report:

-Reputational benefits in the local community and beyond
-Improved careers education provision for the young people involved
-Benefits to the local community such as support for vulnerable people and community cohesion, as demonstrated in our -examples and case studies