Making a step change for young carers

Family with social worker

Making a step change for young carers and their families: prevention, intervention and partnership

Funded by the Department for Education, Carers Trust and The Children’s Society are running eight free events nationally that build on the success of their previous programmes; Building the Practice: Building the Evidence and Prevention through Partnership (PTP). These events will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

• Strengthen understanding of importance of whole family working linked to current and emerging guidance
• Improve understanding and engagement with hidden groups
• Improve joint working: using the content of 2012 Memorandum of Understanding, 2010 HMG carers’ strategy and TLAP to help build local models of practice and next steps for whole family approach
• Be updated on the latest guidance and legislation and more

Who should attend

The events will prove invaluable for practitioners and managers involved in:

• Adult social care, including mental health teams and DAAT
• Children’s Services
• Education Professionals
• Health (inc public Health) and housing
• Voluntary sector professionals working with young carers and families

Available dates

For forthcoming training dates and information on how to attend visit our Include programme website.

Hidden from View

Census data published on 16 May 2013 revealed that more than 166,000 children are caring for their parents, siblings or other family members – up to a fifth on the last census in 2001 – and there has been an 80% increase in carers aged five to seven (9,371).

Our report, Hidden from View includes our own analysis of government data, backed up by our own experience of working with young carers and illustrates the significant long-term impact that caring can have on a child’s life.

For more further information, resources and events please visit our Include programme website.