Young carers often go unnoticed in their communities, and yet the effects of caring can be staggering.  Over a quarter of young carers miss school or experience educational difficulties often leading to poor academic attainment and limited career opportunities.

We provide support to Young Adult Carers aged between 14 and 25 years of age.  To find out have a look at our Young Adult Carers page.

Resources from other organisations

Here is a range of resources published by other external agencies which you may find useful.

ENGAGE toolkit

This interactive toolkit website is designed to look at how to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers (including young carers).

  Young Carers in Schools programme

The Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) initiative is run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society.  It enables schools to:

  • Gain national recognition for raising outcomes for young carers through the Young Carers in Schools Award
  • Identify manageable steps to improve educational outcomes for this vulnerable pupil group – the programme breaks down the actions schools can take so that your school can prioritise what to do next.
  • Access additional support including tools, templates and good practice examples, webinars and professional development events.

School Nurses Pathway

The School Nurses Pathway, published by the Department of Health and Public Health England, sets out how School Nurses can support young carers.

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