Supporting young carers and their families
Events and training
We run conferences and events for professionals working with young carers and their families across the country. We also provide bespoke training and support. For more information about our events please contact us.
The Children’s Society has signed an exciting new three-year partnership with the Henley Festival which will provide additional support to thousands of young carers. The funds will be used to support young carers in the Henley area across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire and make sure practitioners, directors of support services and commissioners will access specialist training to better identify and support young carers and their families from across these regions. We will also positively impact around another 750 young carers across these regions by supporting 20 schools to join our national Young Carers in Schools programme.
The Festival, which has been running since 1983, brings artists of the highest calibre from all over the world. It draws an audience in excess of 30,000 to a quintessentially English location to experience UK music, art, comedy, food and culture. This year’s festival runs from 6-10 July.
Several young carers will have the excitement of being part of the magical festival atmosphere, reviewing performances in the local paper and through online blogs. Our work exposing young carers’ stories will also be integrated into the festival itself – including via a display of our Hidden photography exhibition - as well as the marketing and communications around it.
Checkpoint Torbay is 25 years old this year. This event marks the decades spent supporting children and young people suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect.
The Children’s Society Torbay - in conjunction with Dr Margot Sunderland, Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London - is holding a conference ‘Conversations that Matter’ for professionals committed to improving the well-being of children and young people. The conference takes place on Monday 27 March 2017- tickets available now.