Young carers in schools

A programme run jointly with The Children’s Society that works with schools to identify and support young carers by sharing good practice, providing relevant tools and training and celebrating this outcomes with awards that schools can apply for.

The programme enables schools to:

  • Gain national recognition for raising outcomes for young carers through the Young Carers in Schools Award.
  • Demonstrate to Ofsted that your school is meeting the needs of young carers, specifically mentioned in the Common Inspection Framework, 2015.
  • Identify manageable steps to improve educational outcomes for this vulnerable pupil group – the programme breaks down the actions schools can take so that your school can prioritise what to do next.
  • Access additional support including tools, templates and good practice examples, webinars and professional development events

Follow the link from the Young Carers in Schools web page to the pledge map which schools can ask to be added to and where they can be recognised for their pledge to identify and support young carers.