Our strategic work
SYC works city-wide to ensure good quality support is available to young carers across Sheffield, at both a strategic and operational level. This includes supporting the development of new services which could benefit young carers and their families.
We provide information, training and resources to young people and professionals in all fields and we coordinate a schools network to support local schools to develop best practice for identifying and supporting young carers.
We are also active members on a range of strategic boards and networks which work hard to influence policy and practice in order to improve the lives of young carers city-wide. This includes our work on the Young Carers Action Plan and co-ordination of a regular Six Month Review to ensure that young carers' views are being heard and acted on. (There is more information about the Local and National Legislation and Strategy relating to young carers on our website here.)