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Gloucestershire Young Carers


Gloucestershire Young Carers been working with and for young carers for the last 25 years. Their mission is to support and enable young carers to build resilience and achieve their aspirations. GYC do this using two key approaches:

  • Providing direct services alongside our partners

  • Working with young carers to support professionals and commissioners to improve their response to young carers



GHLL & GYC Working in Partnership

Gloucestershire Young Carers working within the GHLL framework has developed its own accreditation scheme for schools and colleges.  We want to celebrate those schools that are doing all they can to ensure young carers get the support they need.

The Young Carers School Leads will be supported to implement policies, procedures and new organisational and curriculum initiatives to ensure young carers enjoy the same life chances as other children in the school community.

Accreditation will be a clear demonstration to young carers and their families that they can be assured of appropriate support which will help to limit the impact and restriction on their lives that caring responsibilities can bring.

A certificate and plaque will be provided to schools that achieve the GHLL Young Carers’ Accreditation.



GHLL Young Carers Accreditation for Schools

How Can a School Achieve GHLL Young Carers Accreditation?

Step 1 – Complete the online school review – this will help you assess your school current provision for young carers and see what next steps you need to take.

Step 2 – Email Complete the accreditation application form.

Step 3 – Get some of the young carers in your school to fill in the student questionnaire & submit your supporting evidence (ie policies/photos).



Information and Resources

GYC provide research and resources to aid understanding of and support for young carers in education settings. 



GYC Services 



How to Refer

View the eligibility criteria and learn how to refer. 


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