As a national programme, Young Carers in Schools supports local young carers’ services across England to build, maintain and celebrate their engagement with schools.
It does so by:
- Raising the profile of young carers and the importance of young carers’ support in schools at a national level.
- Celebrating and promoting effective partnership working through the Young Carers in Schools Award.
- Encouraging effective local partnerships, through the expectation that schools develop and maintain effective links with their local young carers service.
- Providing schools with key tools that facilitate effective partnership working i.e. a checklist for effective partnership working with local young carers’ services and a template Working Together Agreement.
Tools for local authorities and young carers services:
Reflecting the differing capacities of young carers services and local authorities, a range of tools are available to make it as easy as possible for you to engage schools in your local area in the Young Carers in Schools programme.
“I feel like after many years of trying to engage schools, [the Young Carers in Schools Professional Development event in York] was a real step forward”.
Liz Roberts, Senior Young Carer Worker, York Carers Centre
Got a question about applying for a Young Carers in Schools Award?
Email: Emma Dovener, Young Carers in Schools Development Worker, The Children’s Society
Email: Toni-Marie Leaf, Senior Project Worker for the Include Programme, 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 Toolkit for Young Carers Services, the Step-by-Step Guide, webinars or the Young Carers in Schools e-Newsletter?
Email: Gill Middleton, Education Policy and Development Manager (Maternity Cover), Carers Trust.