Schools & Education

Supporting Young Carers in School

If you work in a school and are interested in supporting Young Carers, Cares Trust and The Children’s Society have put together the Young Carers in Schools program. This free initiative makes it easy for schools to support Young Carers by providing online resources to identify and support Young Carers with awarding good practice. You can get more information on the whole program here.

Our Young Carers team can also present in your primary or secondary school at a student assembly, or we can run a training session for your staff about identifying Young Carers. For more information, please contact us at 020-8699 8686 or email:

Supporting Young Adult Carers in College & University

If you work in a college or university, you can download a guide for supporting Young Adult Carers from the website by clicking here.

You can also download Learning with Care (published by the National Union of Students), a report on the experiences of Young Adult Carers in higher education by clicking here.

For an outline of what you can do to support Young Adult Carers in college, click here. For an outline of what you can do to support Young Adult Carers in university, click here.

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