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Young Carer Friendly Award (from 2023)

The Young Carer Friendly Award has been developed in ​Wiltshire to recognise good practice for the identification and ​support of young carers in schools. 

Working in partnership with the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme, you can access the audit online.

The award standards have been developed in consultation with local partners and Wiltshire schools. The award was launched after a trial during 2022 with several Wiltshire primary and secondary schools.  

Wiltshire education providers (primary schools to FE colleges) can access this award at no charge. ​

More about supporting young carers here

Accredited schools (June 2024)

These 17 Wiltshire schools have achieved the Young Carer Friendly Award

  • The Corsham School
  • Downland School
  • Downton CofE VA Primary School
  • Greentrees Primary School
  • Hardenhuish School
  • The John of Gaunt School
  • Kingdown School
  • Longleaze Primary School
  • Noremarsh Community Junior School
  • Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
  • Sambourne CE VC Primary School
  • St Barthlolomew's Primary Academy
  • St John's CofE Primary School Tisbury
  • St Laurence School
  • St Osmund's Catholic Primary School
  • Studley Green Primary School
  • The Wellington Academy

More Wiltshire schools are working towards meeting the standards and are expected to apply soon.

How to access the award

Wiltshire schools, who are completing their Wiltshire Healthy Schools accreditation will automatically have access to the Young Carer Friendly Award theme.

Education providers, who don’t currently have access to the Wiltshire Healthy Schools audit can request access to the Young Carer Friendly Award by emailing 

​You can complete the Young Carer Friendly Award independently of the Wiltshire Healthy Schools standards.

Settings can choose to just complete the Young Carer Friendly Award, although schools involved in the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme can choose to complete the award before or after they apply for accreditation – or even at the same time.