Education Participation

Monitoring and supporting young people after they leave school

The Education and Participation service has two main roles:

  • Monitoring the destination of young people after they leave school (Years 12 and 13)
  • Supporting young people not participating in education, employment or training (sometimes referred to as NEETs)

We also offer a bespoke service to young people in care and care leavers up to the end of Year 13.

Signposting and post-16 choices

We support and monitor young people within the Hampshire area from when they leave Year 11 until the end of Year 13. This allows us to identify whether they are participating in education, employment or training (in line with raising of the participation age guidelines).

As part of this process you may receive communication from one of our team members via letter, call, text, email or home visit. The purpose of this communication is to gather information about your current status, including details of your college or employer's name, course levels and completion dates.

Where are you now? Follow the link below and fill in the form to update us on your current status:

Where are you now?

If you ever have any doubts about who has contacted you, or you would like to talk to the team directly, you can call us on 01962 846193.

For more information on when someone is able to leave school, visit the government website: - School leaving age

I've left it until now to let you know how my son is getting on. He is just about to finish his 3rd week and all I can say is that he is a different young man. He absolutely loves everything about it. Not seen him as content as this for a very, very long time.

This is all down to yourself. We cannot thank you enough. We appreciate everything you have done for our son. We are so grateful.
Parent feedback


The Education Participation Team offers individualised support for young people to help them access employment, education, and training opportunities. We specialise in supporting vulnerable young people in Year 12 and 13 (aged 16-18) across Hampshire.

If you are not currently enrolled in education or training, or if you are unemployed, we are here to help. We offer support that can help you find the right path for your future. Our team can work with you to identify your strengths, interests, and goals and help you develop a plan to achieve them.

What we can offer:

  • One-to-one support from a dedicated adviser
  • Assistance in developing employability skills such as CV writing, interview preparation and completing job applications
  • Guidance in understanding the full range of opportunities available, including college, employment, apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships
  • A close working relationship with relevant stakeholders to identify and overcome potential barriers to your success
Hampshire Futures staff supporting a young person
I just want to let you know how thankful I am with you helping me get to where I am today with college. It's been a pleasure working with you and you have been very, very helpful. Thank you for everything.
Participant feedback

Young People in Care

The Education Participation Team includes a dedicated group of specialist advisers. This team focusses on providing personalised support for young people in care and care leavers (up to the end of Year 13), with high-quality post 16 education, employment and training opportunities.

Working in close collaboration with the Virtual School for Children in Care, this small team provides tailored advice, guidance, and face-to-face support to help young people successfully transition into post-16 education, employment or training.

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Contact details

If you would like to access our support or find out more information about our services, get in touch with the Education Participation Team:

Professional referrals

If you are a professional who would like to refer a young person to the Education Participation Team for support, complete the Hampshire Futures referral form and email it to [email protected].

Our team will review the information provided and, if appropriate, work with the young person to provide tailored support to help them achieve their goals.

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