Following extensive consultation and initial small-scale pilot of the Award, the programme was piloted with teachers and school professions in 16 Early Implementation Sites during 2015-16.
Fg.1. model of phased development of the Young Carers in Schools Programme.
These sites, led by young carers’s services, local authorities, and multi-academies trusts, rolled the programme out to a minimum of 5 committed schools or academies in their local area. This included one “trailblazer” school, who gathered and showcased vital evidence to demonstrate the programme’s impact on outcomes for young carers. Initial findings from these trailblazer schools will be released shortly.