The Children's Society  

The Children's Society Include Programme (Lead)

The Children’s Society’s Include Programme brings leadership and expertise to the field of young carers. The overall outcome of our work with young carers is to ensure that children and young people should be protected from inappropriate caring and have the support they need to learn, develop and thrive, to enjoy a positive childhood and to achieve.

The Children's Society  

Stars National Initiative

The Children's Society national programme on parental substance misuse and the impact it has upon children. It is a nationally recognised hub of information and guidance for practitioners on how parental drug and alcohol misuse affects children and families. Established in 2004, the SNI speaks up for better identification of children and families affected and aims to ensure that their voices are heard.

DigitalME  

DigitalME

They run a series of projects and programmes that put the power of social media in the hands of young people; the impact on the young people involved can be life-changing. Many participants, and the people who support them, have demonstrated enormous improvements in confidence, aspiration, and attitude to learning and life skills that will last them a lifetime.

Rethink Mental Illness  

Rethink Mental Illness

A charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. For 40 years we have brought people together to support each other. We run services and support groups that change people’s lives and challenge attitudes about mental illness. We directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. We give information and advice to 500,000 more and we change policy for millions.

YMCA Fairthorne Manor  

YMCA Fairthorne Manor

Committed to ‘championing and adding value to young lives by providing  experiences that challenge, enable and develop the individual'. In 2000 the Young Carers Festival (YCF)was created by YMCA Fairthorne Group in partnership with The Children’s Society. The annual event brings together up to 1,500 young carers from across the UK for a weekend of fun, relaxation and consultation.

The Fatherhood Institute  

The Fatherhood Institute

Has 10 years’ experience of supporting young male carers to give voice to their experiences at conferences, seminars and training courses. Fatherhood Institute wants all health, education, family and children’s services to be 'father-inclusive’ – that is, to support fathers in their caring roles as seriously as they currently support mothers.