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Information and visual displays 

All of these materials can be printed or displayed digitally. If you require any in a different format, please email

October half term activity poster for young carers

NEW Summer 2023 Young Carer Magazine

Am I a young carer? – short video

What’s in a young carer’s school bag – poster

Young adult carer poster

Young carer/ young adult carer graphic – click here to download

What is a young carer? Star graphic here

A young carers guide for 16-18 year olds – click here to download

Young carer Powerpoint assembly – click here to download

Young carer and young adult carer action plan forms here:

Primary school

Secondary school


Accompanying crib sheet

The Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring (PANOC) questionnaire

Key ways to make your school young carer aware

Share our materials and posters above with pupils in your school through parent mail, online hubs, school hallways, classrooms, and wherever else you can.

Watch our young carer awareness training video for teachers

Have a designated carers lead worker – find information here

Use a young carer policy – see best practice example for primary schools from Studley Green School

Use a young carer policy – see best practice example for secondary schools from The Wellington Academy

Send out young carer identification letter to parents and carers here – Sample letter for parents

Find more information in our digital pack for schools

Digital pack for teachers and professionals

We have developed a digital pack with information around young carer awareness, identification, case study examples and information around the referral process for teachers and professionals. Find it here.

Why is it important to identify young carers in schools?

As many as one in five students in every class could be a young carer so it’s incredibly important to identify and support them in schools. Young carers are a vulnerable and disadvantaged group, meaning poor attendance, poorer mental health and bullying are frequently experienced. This affects school attainment and performance.

Under the Children and Families Act 2014, all Young Carers under the age of 18 have a right to an assessment from the local authority, regardless of who they care for, what type of care they provide, or how often they provide care.

Identifying and supporting Young Carers can have a huge positive impact on the wellbeing of students who may be struggling, and allow them to feel supported and understood.

To find out more about Young Carers and the referral process, click here.