Young carers in schools award

Young Carers in Schools is an England-wide initiative that equips schools to identify and support young carers. The award celebrates your school’s commitment to young carers.

facts about young carers in schools

27%

of young carers aged 11–15 miss school or experience educational difficulties

1 in 4

young carers said they were bullied at school because of their caring role

School awards

Young carers school awards

Research shows that young carers have significantly lower educational attainment at GCSE level – an average of one grade lower than their peers. They are also less likely to be in education, employment or training (NEET) between 16 and 19.

The Young Carers in Schools programme aims to provide schools with the tools and resources to support young carers and reduce these negative impacts, giving them the same access to education and future life chances as their peers.

Implementing the YCiS programme has shown increased confidence, well-being, achievement and attainment of young carers.

To find out more about Young Carers you can download our Supporting Young Carers and their Families booklet and alongside this there is a Professionals factsheet Young Carers and School.

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