Inclusive education for young carers

The Department is committed to inclusive education in all educational settings for all students. All students irrespective of the school or educational setting they attend and regardless of their situation, should be supported to engage in education and provided with the opportunity to achieve. This includes young carers who may experience greater barriers and challenges due to their caring responsibilities, that can impact on their engagement in education as well as their social and emotional wellbeing.

The purpose of this guidance is to:

  • support the implementation of the Young Carers Policy for schools and education providers
  • provide information about what schools need to do to support students with caring responsibilities
  • provide information for a range of services to assist schools and education providers to support young carers to succeed in education and beyond
Guidance chapter introducing the Department's commitment to supporting young carers

Reviewed 03 November 2020

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