Essex Youth Service works with schools across the county providing them with relevant tools and training to identify and support young carers, share good practice and to celebrate great outcomes achieved for young carers.

The Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) Awards are accredited nationally by The Carers Trust and The Children’s Society.

Achievement of an Award demonstrates that a school has reached a standard that shows Young Carers are supported to achieve positive outcomes and educational achievements.

On Wednesday 23 February, Essex Youth Service invited schools who had achieved awards, since the beginning of 2020, to a ceremony in the Essex County Council Chamber.

The schools received their award and recognition for the great work and support they have provided to Young Carers. 125 Essex schools have achieved 137 awards at bronze, silver or gold level making the county the highest achiever of awards nationally.


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