Young Carers Awareness Day 2020 saw us calling on compulsory education providers to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

Young boy and girl reading

Our Count Me In! campaign generated widespread media coverage on 30 January, including features in The Sun and regional broadcasts on ITV News.

The day also saw key decision makers thanking young carers for their work. This included a vlog from First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon and a blog from Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage. More than a third of Welsh Assembly Members signed a Statement of Opinion in support of the Count Me In campaign.

46 MPs have signed our Early Day Motion calling for more support for young carers. We  also announced the formation of a new All- Party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers

The day was a huge success on social media and we even trended on Twitter

Thank you to everyone who asked education professionals to #CountMeIn.

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If you would like to help our work to support young carers, see how you can get involved

Getting local support 

If you are a young carer or young adult carer, find out where to get support.

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