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Young carers: 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.

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.