Key ways to make your school Young Carer aware
Have a designated carers lead worker – find information here.
Use a Young Carer Policy – see best practice example (with thanks to Longleaze Primary School) here.
Send out Young Carer Identification letter to parents and carers here – Sample letter for parents
Use pupil premium to support Young Carers, read Carers Trust guide here.
Digital Pack for Teachers and Professionals
We have also developed a digital pack with information around young carer awareness, identification, case study examples and information around the referral process. Find it here.
Carers Trust and The Young Carers in Schools Programme has consulted young carers, schools and carers services and created a succinct PDF guide and an all-staff briefing PowerPoint presentation for all schools to use, to inform their response to the needs of young carers at this time. Find it here.
Read the results from the most recent Carers Trust Young Carer and Young Adult Carer survey about how coronavirus is affecting them.