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.
Brent Carers Centre’s Young Carers Team can offer Free “Young Carers Awareness Briefings”. We can deliver these within 30 minutes, and so can be included in your Termly Staff Meetings or Inset Days.
Our Young Carers Team also deliver interactive presentations to children and young people in school Assemblies or year groups. To book a session for your school, please Contact Us and ask for the Young Carers Lead.
Should you identify a Young Carer and would like to them to access our support and respite activities, please click on our Referral Forms page, download and complete the form and return it by email, post or fax to make a referral.
Further information about Young Carers can be found on our “Young Carers Information Booklet” below and also on our Young Carers page.
|Brent Carers Centre “Young Carers Information Guide”||Brent Carers Centre “Young Adults Carers Support Service”|
Resources from other organisations
Here is a range of resources published by other external agencies which you may find useful.
This interactive toolkit website is designed to look at how to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers (including young carers).
Carers Trust has produced this resource to help schools develop a deeper understanding of the issues faced by young carers, in order to support this vulnerable group of pupils more effectively and ensure they achieve their full potential.
This includes briefings showing how targeted use of the Pupil Premium can support pupils with caring responsibilities.
The School Nurses Pathway, published by the Department of Health and Public Health England, sets out how School Nurses can support young carers.