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