Schools – find out how you can support Young Carers!

Uncategorised 14 December 2022

Do you work in a school or know someone who does?
Do you know how to identify and support young carers?

Carers Trust and The Children’s Society have released an updated guide to help teachers and school staff identify and support young carers as easily as possible.

The refreshed guide has been released ahead of January 2023, when schools are being asked to include young carers in the school census.  The Young Carers in Schools Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching staff is designed for use in primary and secondary schools.  It is part of the Young Carers in Schools programme, jointly run by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, which provides resources to help identify young carers and embed support for them in schools.

The Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) website has now also been updated to make it more accessible and user friendly than ever. The site includes information about the programme alongside resources and the award schools can apply for.

Want to find out more?

The will be an online ‘Young Carers in Schools Overview and Q&A session’ on January 10th, 10.00 am-11.00 am.   Sign up here