Whether you're a young carer, a friend or family member or a professional supporting young carers it's always important to seek advice and support if you feel you need it. We've included some resources below that you may find helpful.

Know your Rights

Depending on your age, young carers have the right to receive different levels of support. This 'Know your Rights' guide developed by the carers trust is a useful guide to what your rights are as a young carer, and how you can get more support.

 

Protecting Young Carers from Bullying

68% of young carers say they have been bullied at school (The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, 2009), so it is important to know how you can help support young carers who have experienced bullying. This Carers Trust guide for professionals who work with young carers provides lots of information on protecting young carers from bullying.

 

Who Are They? Young Carers Poster

This Carers Trust poster is perfect for displays in schools and other organisations, and provides lots of useful information about who young carers are and how they're life is impacted by their role as a carer.

 

Devon Young Carers Leaflet

Our leaflet provides information and advice for young carers, family members and professionals which outlines what a young carer is, the impact of caring and what support we offer as a service.

Young Carers Transition Assessment

The Young Carers transition assessment how different services for children and adults affect young carers once they turn 18. The assessment can be completed by young carers with the support from any professional and helps you consider whether you would like to continue providing care as a young adult, stop being a young adult carer or change your caring role.