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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 

Useful Links for Professionals:

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.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

This charity has a website for professionals and devotes a whole section of this to Working with young carers. On this site you will also find the What is a carer? section. The PRTC has also produced the Schools resource pack and makes the Young carers e-learning module available through its website.

Barnardo's

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Go to the Barnardo's Young carers section.

Anti-Bullying Alliance

This website is not specifically about young carers, but young carers are often socially isolated and because they are perceived as being different they are likely to be bullied. The Anti-Bullying Alliance has lots of information and help.

Useful Links for Young Carers:

Cornwall Young Carers Project

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.

YCNet 

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers has developed a website for young carers, go to YCNet.

Childline

Childline is the NSPCC's counselling service for children and young people.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices has a Young Carers section which gives information about being a young carer. There's also a section about young carers and socialising and caring and illnesses gives tips for looking after a parent, brother or sister.