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).


Supporting Young Carers in School: An introduction for Primary and Secondary School Staff

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 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.

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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