Get Involved – Schools

Young Carers in Schools is a free initiative for all primary and secondary schools across England.

Your school can get involved by:

  • Filling in a Baseline Review to celebrate the Award criteria you currently meet and to identify what to do next to submit a successful Award application.
  • Returning your baseline review to as soon as it is completed.  All schools intending to submit an Award application must return their review so that we can manage capacity and ensure we can review your full application once it is submitted. You can also request a free USB stick to use when submitting your application.
  • Signing up to the Young Carers in Schools e-Newsletter, webinars and access the Step-by-step Guide to make applying for an Award as easy as possible.
  • Finding out what evidence you need to gather for a Young Carers in Schools Award application by downloading the award guidance. Gathering evidence as you go makes life that little bit easier!

Downloading and submitting an Award application to get recognition for your school!

Got a question about applying for a Young Carers in Schools Award?

Email: Rebecca Rolfe, Service Manager, Young Carers in Schools, The Children’s Society

Each term we also run a targeted online session specifically looking at the Award application process, to discuss appropriate award evidence and answer any questions you may have.  Register for our next session here.

Got a question about the Step-by-Step guide, webinars or the Young Carers in Schools e-Newsletter?


Email: Carers Trust Policy team.