Information for parents/guardians of young carers

The service

The young carer service aims to identify the impact that caring may have on the emotional and physical health, education and life chances of young carers and provide appropriate, individual and group support.
The young carer service supports children and young people from the age of 5 to 18 years. Each young person’s situation is different and unique, so we complete an initial assessment which helps us to provide support tailored to individual and family needs.

We provide all parents/guardians of young carers  with a handbook when any young carer is registered with our service. This provides comprehensive information about what the service offers and our policies.

Our staff team

The young carer service employs a dedicated staff team who will maintain regular contact with you as the parent or guardian. You can contact our team with any questions during working hours on 01904 715490.

To know more about our staff see our young carer staff team page. We also have a team of volunteers who support regular events, trips/activities. All staff and volunteers have regular supervision and have been interviewed, DBS checked, and are fully trained in safeguarding and child protection.


York Carers Centre is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and young people. We believe that the young carers service should provide positive experiences, where young people can mix in a safe and happy environment. To know more about our full safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection policies please get in touch.

Trip and event booking

We try to make signing up for activities as easy as possible, so you can now book your child on to events and activities online. You’ll be sent information about how to do this in the handbook.