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Carers Trust offers a wide range of resources and information for anyone who works with 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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Identification Practice of Young Carers in England – Review, Tips and Tools

This resource is primarily aimed to be a guide for local government. The Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on local authorities to take ‘reasonable steps’ to identify young carers in their area who have support needs. This resource sets out these duties and shows how local government can work with education, health and social care partners to take the steps necessary to increase identification of young carers.

Published: 2019

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Training resources to help with improving the identification and support of young carers

These resources are designed to support the training of a wide range of professionals and volunteers to identify and support young carers.

Published: 2020

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Young Carers in Schools. Step 5: Acknowledging Young Carers in Principal School Documents

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, supports schools incorporate the needs of young carers in their principal school documents.

Published: 2020

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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 written in association with teachers and school staff to help make the identification and support of young carers in schools as easy as possible. The Step-by-step Guide is for use in secondary and primary schools in England but could be easily adapted for use in the rest of the UK.

Published: 2017

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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

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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