The national carers organisation, Carers Trust, has launched a campaign called ‘Fair Start’ which aims to get all young carers included in the criteria for Pupil Premium in the hope that this will enable them to achieve their potential.  Carers Trust would like the government to give extra funding to schools so they can support young carers to have the same life chances as everyone else.  They hope that this can be achieved through carers being given Pupil Premium because it will enable the school to more easily identify carers and therefore offer support.

Although Carers in Sheffield works with adult carers, this is an important campaign and we’re aware that some adult carers may know, or share caring responsibilities, with young carers too.  If you are interested in the campaign and would like to find out more information and to sign the petition, please visit: http://www.carers.org/fairstart.