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Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

The Young Carer Quiz

A quiz on facts about Young Carers from The Carers Trust.

Whole Family Pathway

Young carers do not care in isolation from the rest of their family. Although they may need support for themselves, their needs should also be considered and met in the context of their whole family. That is why The Children’s Society stresses the importance of the whole-family approach, and has developed the whole family pathway.

Gaining an Understanding About Young Carers

Young carers experience particular challenges that impact on their capacity to engage in learning. This download aims to give you tips to ensure your school’s provisions meets the needs of young carers and raises their attendance and attainment effectively.

Raising Awareness of School Staff about Young Carers

This download series aims to help school leaders make important decisions concerning young carers within their school. This specific PDF aims to help raise the awareness of young carers within school staff. This process is outlined in detail within the document to enable school leaders to facilitate raising the profile of young carers within schools.

Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families

This PDF aims to guide school leaders in the process of identification of young carers and families, assessing their needs and then providing appropriate support. It is part of a wider series of PDFs which aims to provide school leaders with the skills and information to make education more inclusive for young people who are caring for family or friends.

Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers

This downloadble PDF aims to provide more focus and clarity for school nurses and other stakeholders in the health and wellbeing of young carers. The pathway outlined in this documents will help you adopt a life course approach, build on evidence based good practice, and provide an understanding of your role in helping young carers and support their health and wellbeing.

Being Me: Carers Trust

This short downloadable leaflet talks about the experience of young carers within school. It gives two short case studies from a young boy and girl and how they have to act as carers within their family while balancing their roles as carers. The downloadable resource is completed with advice for teachers on how to support young carers within the classroom.