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Carers Trust offers a wide range of resources and information for anyone who works with unpaid carers. To find a resource, please use the search options in the right hand column or search through the list below. If you have any queries about our resources, please contact web@carers.org.

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Carers Trust Network Partner local carer organisations can access our Knowledge Hub where you can find resources on best practice, innovation, and shared intelligence from other Network Partners.

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Menu of Questions for Carers Supporting People with Mental Health Problems

A set of suggested questions for carers to think about when meeting with members of mental health teams, either in-patient or community teams.

Published: 2019

Good Practice

Identification of Carers in GP Practices

One of the main obstacles to carers getting the right support is identification – both self-identification and identification by health professionals. This document highlights some of the good practice that has been developed by Carers Trust Network Partners. We hope it will encourage GP practices to look at the ways they identify carers, and enable carers to get the support they need.

Published: 2018

Good Practice

Legislation into Practice: Making the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014 a Reality for Young Carers

A resource for local authorities working with schools to identify and support young carers. It sets out how using the Young Carers in Schools programme supports local authorities to ensure they fulfil their statutory duties as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014.

Published: 2018

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Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff

This resource has been designed with teachers and school staff to help make the identification and support of young carers in schools as easy as possible. It is for use in primary and secondary schools in England but could be easily adapted for use in the rest of the UK.
 

Published: 2017

How-to-guide

Young Carers in Schools. Step 10: Sharing Good Practice with Others

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, aims to help schools share good practice in identifying and supporting young carers.

Published: 2017

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Young Carers in Schools. Step 1: Gaining an Understanding About Young Carers

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, provides key information about young carers for schools. 

Published: 2017

How-to-guide

Young Carers in Schools. Step 2: Reviewing your School's Provision for Young Carers

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, supports schools to review their current provision for young carers. 

Published: 2017

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Young Carers in Schools. Step 3: Securing Commitment of School Leaders

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, provides key information and tools to help you gain the commitment of your school leaders to identify and support young carers.

Published: 2017

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Young Carers in Schools. Step 4: Introducing a Young Carers School Operational Lead

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers, supports schools to introduce a Young Carers School Operational Lead.

Published: 2017

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Young Carers in Schools. Step 6: Setting up Systems to Identify, Assess and Support Young Carers

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, helps schools to set up systems to identify and support this vulnerable pupil group.

Published: 2017