Due to current Coronavirus legislation all of our training will be offered virtually through Teams or Zoom

Training for Edinburgh Schools

Edinburgh Young Carers can deliver bespoke training in schools within the north/south-east and central locality

As part of the Schools Awareness Project we can work with your school to deliver whole-school training to identify hidden young carers. We can offer training from 60 minutes to a whole morning and can cover all or some of the following learning areas:

  • Whole-school approaches to supporting young carers
  • Understanding Scottish policy and legislation to support young carers
  • Writing a young carer policy
  • Top Tips for teachers to support young carers
  • How to be a great Young Carer Coordinator
  • Supporting young carers to reach their academic potential
  • Offering a great transition for young carers

To discuss training options for your setting contact:

“Eye-opening! Prior to the course, I did not know anything about the challenges young carers faced or how many pupils may be in a caring role. I now feel more able to support pupils and identify young carers so that they can access support for their learning.”
Angus Carruthers – James Gillespies High School

Sector Specific Training

Edinburgh Young Carers offers young carer awareness training to any professional who wants to learn more about young carers. Our training is free and can be accessed virtually through Teams/Zoom or can be arranged in-person.

Our training can be tailored to your individual requirements and specific to your setting. We aim to make our training user-friendly, informative and full of ‘top tips’ which can improve your practice instantly!

We offer young carer awareness training to any professional with the opportunity to identify a hidden young carer.

Sectors currently covered:

  • Healthcare
  • Schools/Colleges/Universities
  • Social Work
  • Pharmacy
  • Third-sector and other charities
  • Local Government
  • Housing Associations

Please contact us to discuss training for your individual sector.

After taking part in the training with Edinburgh Young Carers, I will be more acutely aware of the possibility of a young person being a young carer and feel more confident that I could approach this and get them support

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We Care Award- Exclusive Training

Supporting young carers to reach their academic potential

This training is exclusively for We Care Award registered schools. Come along to find out about the academic barriers young carers face, the disparity between young carer’s achievements and their peers and some top tips that really make a difference to helping young carers achieve in their learning.

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Social Workers; How to Identify and Support Young Carers

This training is specifically for social workers in Scotland. The aim of the training is to enable you to identify young carers amongst the families you support and to fully understand the impact that caring can have on the child and the family. We will empower you to take a whole family approach to support young carers and provide practical tips for making a difference to young people and their families.