Talking Futures: Toolkit

Designed by the Gatsby Foundation, it is based on research exploring how institutions can best support parents to help young people make informed careers and education decisions.

Resources feature a range of tools and activities including:

  • Parent-facing activities for events such as parents’ evenings and tailored family learning sessions.
  • Student-facing activities to reinforce parents’ role in decision-making.
  • Support for Careers Leaders to identify activities that will complement existing provision.
  • Practical tips and guidance on how to deliver each type of activity.
  • A range of preparation activities to help you and parents get the most out of each session.


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Parent engagement