About

Young Carers in Schools makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awards good practice.

Through the programme you will have access to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

What does Young Carers in Schools aim to achieve?

  • Young carers attend and enjoy school and reach their full potential.
  • Schools are enabled to identify and support young carers.
  • Young carers have improved wellbeing and are better prepared for independent lives.
  • Parents and carers are supported to enable their children to attend school.
  • A school culture is created which is fully accessible, and understands and respects disability and caring.
  • Young carers have the same life opportunities as other children.