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Young carers’ services provide a level of expertise in supporting young carers that universal services, by virtue of being universal, cannot provide.I work in:
Young carers have a right to an assessment of their needs separate from the needs of the person they care for. Assessments must be requested and young carers have to be providing or intending to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis.
Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group of pupils, specifically mentioned in Ofsted’s evaluation inspection schedule.
The Department for Education funded Carers Trust between 2010 and 2012 to build a collection of practice examples to support those who commission or develop services.
Designed with teachers and schools staff, this resource helps make the identification and support of young carers in schools as easy as possible.
Young carers are a vulnerable and disadvantaged group, who often experience difficulties in their education.