Young Carers in Schools - interim report

SYC is delighted to be working in partnership with Learn Sheffield, the school improvement agency, on an exciting one-year project with local schools.

Building on the learning from our four-year Big Lottery-funded VOYCE Project, in May 2016 we offered all schools in the city the chance to be part of a new project to:

  • build capacity within the school to identify and support pupils with caring responsibilities
  • monitor data to track the progress of those pupils in order to evaluate and disseminate the impact of this work
  • have the chance to achieve a Young Carers in Schools Award.

Six schools applied to take part at the start of the project, representing a good geographic and demographic spread across the city.

We're now pleased to be able to share the initial findings of our Young Carers in Schools Pilot . Please click here to download the interim report. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Laura Selby on 0114 258 4595. Alternatively, if you would like to find out how your school or college could identify and support young carers more effectively, you will find lots of useful information for professionals here.  

We will be publishing the key findings from our Young Carers in Schools Pilot when it comes to an end later this year, to encourage other schools to adopt best practice to identify and support young carers. This will help to achieve Sheffield’s new School Improvement Strategy objective of identifying every young carer in the city by 2020 and to reduce the current ‘postcode lottery’ that exists.

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