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

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!

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

Training Offered

We offer young carer awareness training in the following 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

Sector Specific Training

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.

Upcoming Free Training Via Eventbrite

General Young Carer Awareness Training

This training is open to all professionals and will provide you with an understanding of; how caring impacts young people, how to identify young carers in your setting, current government policy to empower young carers in Scotland and top tips for supporting and making referrals to young carer organisations.

Young Carer Awareness for Social Workers

Edinburgh Young Carers are thrilled to be promoting this training through the British Associaiton of Social Workers (BASW). The training is aimed at current social workers and social work students to give you an understanding of how caring impacts, how to identify young carers and how to support young carer families.

Young Carer Awareness for Community Pharmacies

Did you know that community pharmacists can identify young carers? If you work in a community pharmacy or are training to work in this sector then come along to our training. We will discuss the nature of being a young carer, how to identify and top tips to provide support within your setting.