Get Involved – Young Carers Services and Local Authorities

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.
  • an exciting new initiative providing young carers services with a toolkit and key tools that facilitate effective partnership working, with the opportunity for services to include their own logos on the resources.

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.

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

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.

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: Liz Roberts Project and Development Manager, Carers Trust