Support for parents and carers

Due to the current lockdown from 5 January, all schools across mainland Scotland are closed to the majority of pupils. Our advisers are still on hand to provide career information, advice and guidance by phone and digitally.

To speak to an adviser, call the SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000 or alternatively, you can use our live chat.

​​​​​​​Our advisers will contact pupils who were scheduled to have a face-to-face appointments to make alternative arrangements.​​​​​​​

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. 

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:

Speak to a careers adviser

Although our centres are currently closed, we’re still available online or over the phone.

Contact your local centre or call 0800 917 8000 for more information. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Alternatively, you can use our live chat. 

Start using My World of Work

No matter what stage your child is at, My World of Work is here to help.  

Go to our parents and carers section for help on how to support your child through career decisions.