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Young Carers in Cornwall

Kernow Young Carers 

Kernow Young Carers is an Action for Children project and is committed to working with children and young people to make the caring role a more positive experience by offering support, information and guidance, activities and trips, short breaks, school groups, training and educational sessions and local young carers forums.Contact Kernow Young Carers on 01209 204565 or via their website

You can also make a referral about a young person in a caring role from the website 

Cornwall's Multi Agency Strategy for Young Carers 2014-16

Supporting children and young people that care for family members

This strategy has also been informed by a range of good practice examples in Cornwall and other local authorities. We have also used a wealth of guidance and good practice provided by national charities, in particular the Children’s Society. It is also underpinned by Cornwall’s Early Help and Raising Aspiration and Achievement Strategies.

The Cornwall Young Carers’ Strategy is challenging and sets out how we will bring about improvements in the way services work together to identify young carers and improve their outcomes. We will do this by building upon our range of existing targeted and early help services.

There is also a terrific Young Carers Information / Support Pack for Schools to accompany the strategy 

Cornwall Healthy Schools are proud to be a small part of the strategy and helping to support its implementation