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South Lanarkshire Young Carers
Welcome to the new Digital Education Hub for all staff in Scotland working with young carers in schools. These resources are for South Lanarkshire.
Stirling Young Carers
Welcome to the new Digital Education Hub for all staff in Scotland working with young carers in schools. These resources are for Stirling.
West Lothian Young Carers
Welcome to the new Digital Education Hub for all staff in Scotland working with young carers in schools. These resources are for West Lothian.
Working for Carers Evaluation Report: 2016–2019
Working for Carers is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners (local carer organisations) across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The first phase of the project ran from October 2016 and September 2019 and was evaluated by Ecorys.
Young Carers in Schools Guidance for Schools COVID-19 Recovery and Staff Briefing
This Young Carers in Schools resource helps school staff understand the challenges that young carers are experiencing during the COVID-19 crisis and offers practical guidance on how to support young carers. It is a pack which also includes a Staff Briefing for schools and a Top Tips written by young carers.
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.
Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Initial Teacher Education Providers
This toolkit provides essential tools, templates and guidance for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers who already include young carers as a key topic within their training programmes and ITE providers who are developing their training content regarding young carers.
Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England's Young Carers
There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK; people who are under 18 who help look after someone in their family, or a friend, who are ill, disabled or misuse drugs or alcohol. The report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, sector leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.
Supporting Higher Education Students with Caring Responsibilities
This resource enables universities and services supporting young adult carers to gain insight into the challenges this group of students face and find practical tips, guidance and case studies to help staff establish and embed support for student carers.
The Triangle of Care, Carers Included: A Guide to Best Practice in Mental Health Care in England
The Triangle of Care guide can be used across all mental health services, not only inpatient, and includes a universal self-assessment tool as well as guidance notes. The Triangle of Care describes a therapeutic relationship between the patient, staff member and carer that promotes safety, supports communication and sustains wellbeing.