Evaluation of the Careers & Enterprise CEF18 Part B Fund for disadvantaged groups

Final Report

Buzzeo J, Manzoni C, Akehurst G, Ebanks-Silvera DJ, Patel R |   | Institute for Employment Studies | Oct 2022

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The Careers & Enterprise Fund 2018 – Part B aimed to test innovative approaches to career guidance and preparing for the world of work with young people from disadvantaged groups. This included young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Looked After Children (LAC) / Care Leavers and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.

Funding was also available for activity to increase employers’ capacity to engage with and support young people with SEND. This funding aimed to improve employer confidence in working with these groups and create more employer encounters and workplace experiences.

The fund was evaluated by IES and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). It aimed to generate learning about how the projects met the goals of the fund and to identify the main facilitators and challenges to effective delivery. The fund ran from January 2019 to March 2021.