Supporting young carers in schools

Supporting young carers in schools

Holding hands

A free event for school staff and those working with young people in Leeds – Wednesday 4 December

Practical ways to identify and support young carers in schools 

…young carers still don’t get an assessment of their needs or access to the support they and their families need. The consequences can be serious and long lasting…We are committed to ensuring that young people are protected from excessive or inappropriate caring responsibilities.”
The Secretary of State, Department for Education (Rt Hon. Michael Gove)

Wednesday 4 December, 1.30 – 4.30pm at Carr Manor Community School Primary Phase (Stainbeck Lane entrance)

The afternoon will include training from The Children’s Society on developing and implementing good practice at your school, briefings on national legislation and guidance, a choice of workshops, along with guest speakers and the opportunity to find out about a new social network for young carers.  A free DVD resource, created by a young carer from Leeds, recently featured on ITV Yorkshire will also be provided.  Delegates will gain knowledge and training on:

–          Identifying hidden young carers in school

–          Supporting attainment and attendance

–          Knowledge of local support agencies

–          Implement carers’ national schools standard to Ofsted inspection guidelines.

The event will be held at Carr Manor School primary phase, is free to attend and refreshments will be provided and are welcome for all or part of the session.

Reserve your place

To book a place for yourself or another member of staff, email with your name and school or organisation.  This event is aimed at those working with children and young people in year five and above. Full programme details to follow.  For more about how we’re working to make Leeds a child friendly city, see our website.


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