Young Carers

resources to support you to support young carers

 Images courtesy of
Clare Bloomfield

Making it Real for Young Carers - A guide for people working with young carers; written largley in young carers own words

The Children's Society's Young Carers Initiative

The Carers Trust YCnet

Young Carers Aware - E learning in use in several parts of England. The link will take you to the Surrey version

Young Adult Carer - for Carers aged18 to 24

Young Carers Strategies - Many areas have local young carers strategies - the link will take you to the multi agency Young Carers Strategy for Surrey

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - There should be information on the number of young carers in your area in your Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - the link will take you to the Surrey entry

Making A Step Change - The Making a step change: Putting it into practice project will provide consultation, information and support to six Local Authority Trailblazers to assist them to develop:

1. Models of collaborative whole family approaches to support individuals with care needs to prevent young carers having to offer  inappropriate levels of care
2. Models of developing assessment and support services which specifically address the needs of young carers and their families
3. Processes for identification of the number of local young carers
4. Measures to assess the impact of the new duties in the Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014
5 . Work collaboratively with schools to better identify and support young carers their families