Over the last year, Carers Trust have been working in partnership with the Department of Health to develop a pathway which will equip school nurses to work with key partners to support the health and wellbeing or young carers.

This has been a really exciting programme of work, which many Carers Trust Network Partners and young carers from YCNet have fed into.

Training School Nurse Champions

To strengthen the roll out of the Pathway, School Nurse Champions for Young Carers are being trained up and a Champion’s Charter has also been developed.

Carers Trust have been supporting this training programme and as part of our Time To Be Heard campaign, two young adult carers, Hannah and Ricky from the Norfolk Young Carers Forum have also been involved with this.

Hannah and Ricky recently delivered a presentation to the school nurses and interviewed them asking them their ideas for working with a local young carers’ service.

We will now be working with the Department of Health to begin linking up Network Partner services with their local school nurse.

A School Nurse Champion Badge
A new badge has been developed to clearly identify those school nurses who have undergone training to become a Young Carer School Nurse Champion.

The badge was designed by Lucy Davies who attends St Helens Young Carers Centre and was chosen in a competition put on by The Department of Health and the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA).

We will be sharing further details about the new Pathway in the New Year.