There is lots of useful information available for professionals to support young carers and their families

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Useful resources

Our pages for professionals offer a range of resources and organisations for professionals in education, social care, health services and local authorities to help them support young carers and their families. 

Other useful information for professionals includes:

  • The Refugee Toolkit -  a tool for all adult and children’s services practitioners, education, health and other agencies in contact with refugee and asylum seeking families. It is of particular use to those working with families affected by ill-health and disability and where there are young carers.
  • Professionals factsheet 'Young Carers of Black and Minority Ethnic Families' to go alongside 'Supporting young carers and their families' booklet.
  • Care 2 Work (C2W) - a multi-year international programme that aims to tackle the barriers faced by young carers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) when accessing employment, education and training.
  • There’s nobody is there - no one who can actually help? - A research report looking more closely at the experiences of BAME young carers and access to both specialist and mainstream services.
  • NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) aims to help local NHS organisations, in discussion with local partners including local populations, review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. By using the EDS2, NHS organisations can also be helped to deliver on the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Human rights in health care 

Further information