About

Helping parents to talk about the future

It is widely recognised that parents are the most influential force in a young person’s career and education decision-making. Talking Futures is a suite of resources to help parents have constructive careers and education conversations with their children. Based on new research, Talking Futures seeks to establish and build on best practice parental engagement in careers decision-making.

Helping parents to talk about the future - Talking Futures

Helping parents to talk about the future

It is widely recognised that parents are the most influential force in a young person’s career and education decision-making. Talking Futures is a suite of resources to help parents have constructive careers and education conversations with their children. Based on new research, Talking Futures seeks to establish and build on best practice parental engagement in careers decision-making.

Delivered by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Benchmarks for
Good Career Guidance

Gatsby created the Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance for all schools and colleges in England. Now we want to strengthen the support for parents, carers and guardians.

Working with
employers

As a result of Gatsby’s work in schools, 3.3 million young people now have regular opportunities to meet, talk with or hear from employers – up 70% in two years.

Our founder
and team

Gatsby was established by businessman and donor Lord Sainsbury and has a dedicated team focused on education policy.

Working
together

In collaboration with schools and colleges, the government and other education bodies, we’re helping parents to help their children find the right pathway for them.