Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Education, met with Carers Trust Wales’ Young Adult Carer Council ahead of Young Carers Awareness Day, to discuss what schools and colleges can do to support young carers better.

YAC Council Kirsty Williams

Some of the council shared their own experiences of school and college, including problems with attendance, teachers not understanding, and support needed for advancing to further and higher education.

The Cabinet Secretary shared some of her plans to improve the provision of advice and support for young carers in schools, as well as imparting some advice for young carers:

“Your caring role will have developed in you incredible resilience, which will help you in pursuing your chosen career. Never take no for an answer.”

Find out more about Carers Trust Wales' work with young adult carers here.