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Local support for young carers from Carer Support Wiltshire

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The current Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria ask schools to provide evidence of how they are meeting the needs of young carers, including having in place a young carers policy. 

From April 1st 2018, Carer Support Wiltshire has been commissioned to offer support and guidance to schools, communities and health settings. Schools can:

  • Continue to use a DART (or SARF if you do not have access to DART) to refer a young person whom you believe to be a young carer.
  • Contact Carer Support Wiltshire for advice on how best to support a young carer you are aware of or working with
  • Continue to promote early support resources, such as and visit the Carers Trust for support and guidance.

After 1 April 2018, queries about support for young carers in Wiltshire should be directed to Jill Bourne, Service Manager 

More about supporting young carers here.

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