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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Carers Trust response to Queen’s Speech

Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:
“Young carers have been identified in law as vulnerable. This acknowledgement in law and by Ofsted means that local authorities and schools must step in to stop unsupported caring roles in childhood, which put children’s educational and employment outcomes and life chances at risk. This support and recognition needs to carry on into higher education, so that young adult carers have the same life chances as other young people.
We welcome the opportunity to work with government on the development of the Education Bill, Higher Education Bill, Life Chances strategy, and on improving social work, to achieve better outcomes for young carers and young adult carers.”

National schools programme leads way in improved attainment for Young Carers

To mark the first anniversary of the Young Carers in School programme (YCiS), 35 participating schools have provided key data showing dramatic impacts on attendance, achievement and confidence of pupils who care for a loved one following their adoption of the programme.
Launched in April 2015 by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, YCiS aims to enable schools to identify and support Young Carers more effectively and the survey results show significant improvements in the key areas of identification, punctuality, wellbeing and achievement.
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