Support for parents and carers

As a parent or carer, you have a leading role when your child is making decisions about their career. That’s why it’s important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to you for advice. 

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is still here to support you both in the months ahead.  

SDS careers advisers are returning to schools to meet with pupils where health and safety measures have been agreed with schools and local authorities. We may not be available for face-to-face appointments in every area at the moment, but we’re still available online or over the phone. Contact your school office or local centre for more information.

With subject choices just around the corner for S2/S3 pupils, we’re looking at the different options to ensure parents can safely be involved in these conversations.

Find advice on having career conversations with your child in our parents and carers section and find more information on this page.

Keep up to date

We've pulled together some useful sources of information to help during this time: