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An Introduction to Supporting Young Carers

Learn how to identify and support young carers in schools through this online, interactive training session

This introductory session is brought to you by the Southern Universities Network, following some collaborative work with The Children’s Society.

When is it?

All sessions will take place online via Zoom:

Thursday 19 January 2023, 3:15-4:45pm

Wednesday 1 March 2023, 3:15-4:45pm

Thursday 25 May 2023, 3:15-4:45pm


To book a place, please click the sign-up button below.

(Please note, we require a minimum of 5 attendees to run these sessions. You will be notified if there is a problem with your booking.)

This online interactive session will help you to:
  • Understand the term young carer and the legislation relating to young carers
  • Consider the caring responsibilities which young carers undertake and the possible impacts of these
  • Be informed about the potential identifiers of young carers
  • Understand factors which may make a young carer ‘hidden’
  • Develop an awareness of how to identify and support young carers in school

This CPD session will be suitable for all staff working in secondary schools, including those in SLT roles, pastoral roles, teaching and non-teaching staff. It will also be suitable for staff who work across the education sector, for example, those in further and higher education, local authority, or charity roles.

Presenter Information

These sessions will be delivered by SUN staff who have received training from The Children’s Society