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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

 Young Carers 

    We are currently working towards the Young Carers in School Award.

Young Carers Champions/Leads at OLCA

Mrs Brotherhood and Mrs Buttery

At Our Lady's we have several young carers.

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to care for a family member, relative or friend.

The award is run jointly by The Children’s Society and Carers Trust.

The programme works with schools across England to share good practice, provide relevant tools and training, and celebrate the great outcomes many schools achieve for young carers.


Through the programme we will :


  • Gain national recognition for raising outcomes for young carers through the Young Carers in Schools Award. 
  • Identify manageable steps to improve educational outcomes for this pupil group.
  • Access additional support including tools, templates and good practice examples, webinars and professional development events.  


    There are assigned members of staff with responsibility for understanding and addressing young carers’ needs

    2. INFORM

    Awareness is raised by sharing knowledge about disability, illness and young carers throughout the school


    Young carers are being identified within the school

    4. LISTEN

    Young carers are listened to, consulted with and given time and space to talk

    5. SUPPORT

    Young carers are supported within the school and signposted to whole-family resources and services outside the school

Find your local young carers service – Young Carers in Schools