Young Carers in Schools is a free England-wide initiative that makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers, and awards good practice.

Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society Young Carers in Focus partners, we are working with schools across England to share good practice, provide relevant tools and training, and to celebrate the great outcomes that many schools achieve for young carers. This initiative is funded by The Queen’s Trust and The Big Lottery Fund.

***New findings – 35 awarded schools reveal the impact of adopting the Young Carers in Schools programme. Read our press release or view our infographics to find out more.***

What does Young Carers in Schools offer schools?

  • Webinars – unpicking different criteria in the Young Carers in Schools Award, these free 30 minute sessions make raising outcomes and getting recognition as easy as possible for your school.

       “I thought (the webinar) was fantastic and such a good use of time.” Inclusion Manager

  • Professional Development Events – bringing together schools and those working with them, these half-day events enable you to tackle common challenges, share good practice and gain expertise.

      “A really enjoyable and informative session – thank you.” Member of school staff.

      “Fulfilled all expectations.” Inclusion Leader

  • A termly eNewsletter – spotlighting good practice, highlighting relevant policy developments and making sure you don’t miss out on updates and key dates from the programme.

To start working towards a Young Carers in Schools Award, check out our 5 key actions to getting involved.

Why take part?

The Young Carers in Schools programme enables schools to:

  • Gain national recognition for raising outcomes for young carers through the Young Carers in Schools Award.
  • Demonstrate to Ofsted that your school is meeting the needs of young carers, specifically mentioned in the Common Inspection Framework, 2015.
  • Identify manageable steps to improve educational outcomes for this vulnerable pupil group – the programme breaks down the actions schools can take so that your school can prioritise what to do next.
  • Access additional support including tools, templates and good practice examples, webinars and professional development events.

for terms and conditions visit carers.org