Young Carers Awareness Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them.

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Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event, organised by Carers Trust, and is taking place on 30 January 2020.

Everyday across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.

Count Me In!

Through the Count Me In! campaign Carers Trust is calling on compulsory education providers to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

Get involved on social media with #CountMeIn and #YoungCarersAwarenessDay.

Further information

Keep watching this space for our resources which will start being available towards the end of November to help you plan how you are going to get involved and how to campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs.