Young Carer Aware

Help young carers get the recognition and support they deserve with our elearning course

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  • CPD Certified

Despite the recent media focus on carers, a large and important group are all too often overlooked: young carers. And that's where our Young Carer Aware online training course can help.

Developed in collaboration with Surrey County Council and Surrey Young Carers, Young Carer Aware provides everyone with a practical understanding of young carers and their needs. More importantly, though, it signposts all the sources of support that are available to help them enjoy a happy, fulfilling childhood.

Now with over 500 successful completions, the course has significantly helped raise the profile of carers right across the county.

Carers OfficerCeredigion County Council

Course contents

The Young Carer Aware online training course is made up of four bite-sized sections:

  1. Young but not care free

    Defines "young carer" and provides key facts and figures on young carers and the work they do.

  2. Legislation and children's rights

    Introduces the rights of children and the legislation in place to protect young carers. Now fully revised and updated to incorporate the Children & Families Act and Care Act.

  3. Meeting the needs of young carers

    Explores the problems young carers can face and the services available to support them.

  4. Test your knowledge

    Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user's knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

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Who’s using the course?

  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Ceredigion County Council
  • Coventry City Council
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council
  • Kensington & Chelsea London Borough Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Westminster City Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Worcestershire County Council