If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact the following agencies depending on the locality of the young carer:
* Wiltshire – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team on 0300 456 0108 (out of hours: 0300 456 0100)
* BANES – Children and Families Duty and Assessment Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313. If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165
* Bristol – First Response Team on 0117 903 6444. When our offices are closed call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165.
* South Glos. - 01454 866000 ‐ Monday to Friday; 01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours/Weekends
* North Somerset - 01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours/Weekend
At the Young Carers Development Trust we take safeguarding seriously and believe that protecting people from harm is everyone’s responsibility. For more details on YCDT's Statement of Intent and policy, click here.
YAC Aspirations Conference April 2022
After the success of our first in-person conference, we can't wait to meet again next year!
A selection of the 2022 workshops are available below:
This workshop, delivered as part of our YAC Online Aspirations Conference 2021, focuses on the rights of unpaid carers, in particular young adult carers.
Young Adult Carer Aspirations Conference 2021
Young Carer Support Webinars
Support For Young Carers Leaving Home This webinar is focused on enabling young carers and young adult carers to leave home to attend university, college or other educational settings. It includes creating a support plan for the cared for person, practical advice to support the young carer and emotional support.
'How to identify and support young carers to reach their potential' in school and beyond. Presented on behalf of Study Hire
"Know Your Rights" This teacher CPD session explores young carer and young adult carer assessments, what support is available in education and health settings and other handy tips and advice. Presented on behalf of Study Hire
Transferable skills gained through Caring This webinar discussed YAC related Covid-19 news, transferrable skills gained through caring, 5 Ways to Wellbeing 5/5: Give and Young Carer Action Day 16th March Webiniar 10/2/21 further information
Guest Speaker Amy Riley and her experience as a young adult carer In this webinar, guest speaker Amy Riley spoke beautifully about her experience as a young adult carer, the skills she gained from caring and then transferred to overcome her barriers to get to university. She also spoke about the people and schemes that helped her along the way. Guest Speaker Amy Riley and her experiences as a young adult carer further information
Carers Week: #MakingCaringVisible This webinar focussed on a Carers Week theme of #MakingCarersVisible. This webinar included a Covid policy update, #makingcaringvisible: who to tell and why, University offerings for YACs. Following this is a link providing further information about this topics and links to useful websites/resources. Carers Week: #MakingCaringVisable further information
Grants and Funding This webinar focussed on the grants and funding that young adult carers and their families can access. Following this is a link for anyone wanting further information on the potential grants and funding referred to in the webinar, including recommendations from attendees: Grants and Funding further information
Looking after your mental health This webinar focussed on how young adult carers can look after their mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar includes discussion about the importance of structure is to feel happy and healthy, and how a (loose) timetable can support that. Following this is a link providing further information about looking after your mental health, links to support organisations and activities referred to in the webinar, including recommendations from attendees: Looking after your mental health further information