Information for parents/guardians of young carers

Our support for young carers

York Carers Centre 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.

We support 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 you with a Parent/Guardian Handbook when any young carer is registered with our service. This provides comprehensive information about what the service offers and our policies.

Our staff

We employ dedicated staff to provide support to children and young people, who will maintain regular contact with you as the parent or guardian.  You can contact us with any questions during working hours on 01904 715490.

We also have a team of volunteers who support regular events, trips and 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.