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  1. The Care and Support Jargon Buster

    The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local…
  2. Young Carers in Schools

    Young Carers in Schools is a free England wide initiative making it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awarding good practice.  In doing so, it supports and celebrates effective local partnership working. Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s…
  3. What is a Young Carer?

    What is a Young Carer? Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can…
  4. Whole Family Pathway

    This is a tool for all adults’ and children’s services, education, health and other agencies who have contact with young carers and their families. The Children’s Society has developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (Parent or Child) in need of…
  5. The Local Offer for Young People

    Finding Out About Support Near You You can find out what support there is near you by looking at the Local Offer. This is the name of a web page or written information, like a leaflet. It is written by your local authority, which might…
  6. EHC Needs Assessment for a young person

    Finding out what support you need Sometimes we might need extra help in school, college or training. To find out if you need extra support, you might have an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment. This is a careful look at what you might need…
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