Find out about our programmes and resources that make it easier for schools, colleges and universities to support young and young adult carers.

Young Carers Action Day

Young Carers Action Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them. Get involved and access free resources.

Young Carers in Schools

Young Carers in Schools is a free initiative that makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers, and awards good practice.

Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, the Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) programme works with schools across England and Wales to share good practice, provide relevant tools and training, and to celebrate the great outcomes that many schools achieve for young carers. 

Learn more about the Young Carers in Schools programme

Young adult carers at college and university

The Going Further, Going Higher project worked with four Carers Trust Network Partners across England to empower young adult carers with the skills and confidence to approach their colleges and universities to ask for recognition and support. This resource provides top tips when training young adult carer ambassadors and engaging with education providers.

Working With Further and Higher Education Providers: Top Tips

Other support if you are a young carer or a young adult carer

See our information for young and young adult carers

Find young carer services near you

Carers Trust's network of local carer organisations across the UK offer information, advice, practical support and/or care in the home. Many of them, but not all, have services for young carers and young adult carers. 

Find your local carer service

The Children’s Society can also help you find a young carers service near you