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These resources are designed to support the training of a wide range of professionals and volunteers to identify and support young carers.
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.
Pharmacies are visited by about 1.6 million people every day in England so they are ideally positioned to identify carers of all all ages including young carers. They can therefore play a key role in the early initiation of assessment and support which can be life changing. This toolkit is aimed at young carer services to support them to work collaboratively with pharmacies. It draws on the Young Carers Pharmacy Project that took place between 2014 and 2016.
This resource enables further education colleges 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.
This toolkit for young carer and young adult carer services shares learning from Carers Trust’s My Mental Health project. It has information, guidance and best practice on amplifying the voices of young carers and young adult carers and providing more opportunities for their input into mental health support.
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.
Supporting Young Carers in Schools. A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services to Secure Funding for Local School Engagement Work
This tool, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for young carers services on gaining funding for school engagement work.
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.
This toolkit provides essential support to enable young carers services in England to significantly increase the identification and support of young carers in schools, and to secure vital new or continuation funding for local school engagement work.
Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services. Tools to Support Young Carer Services to Build and Maintain Engagement with Schools
This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Toolkit for Young Carers Services, provides key information for schools who want to build and maintain engagement with schools.