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Young Carers in Schools is a free 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, the Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) programme works 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. Due to the increased pressures of Covid-19, now is a crucial time to be implementing support for young carers in school.

After five years, we are discussing ways to improve and update the YCiS programme. Please get in touch with any feedback or to be a part of this process.

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.
  • 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.

Your privacy

We promise to keep your personal details safe. You can change how we contact you at any time by contacting us at dpo@carers.org or 0300 772 9600. To see how we protect and use your personal data read our Privacy Policy