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Training on How to Support Young Carers in Southwark – Free Monthly Sessions

If you work with children and their families in Southwark, please join one of these free monthly online training sessions to find out more about Young Carers, and what you can do to support them

If you work with children and their families in Southwark, please join one of these free monthly online training sessions to find out more about Young Carers, and what you can do to support them

There are over 2,500 Young Carers in Southwark aged 6-18yrs with many more thought to be hidden. It’s important they know they’re not alone

Imago Community are pleased to offer this free monthly training session where you will:
  • Explore the definition of a Young Carer
  • Discuss Young Carer legislation and their rights
  • What responsibilities Young Carers may undertake
  • The impact their caring role may have to their education, social lives and mental health
  • How to refer to our service for necessary support and signposting

Who is the training for?

The training is open to all schools/professionals working in the London borough of Southwark.

Whether you work directly with children in a school setting, youth and faith groups, social care, out in the community or within a GP surgery, Young Carers are everyone’s business and play a vital role in supporting a family member.

The training strives to ensure all are mindful in identifying, acknowledging and supporting Young Carers and their families in order to access the same opportunities as their peers.

Who are Imago Community?

Imago are a social action organisation delivering diverse services and supporting individuals, organisations and communities across; Kent, Medway, Southwark, Bexley, Havering, Greenwich, Lewisham and East Sussex.

Initially set up in 1932 as the Tunbridge Wells Council of Service, Imago has merged with a number of like-minded organisations to form a resilient, diverse organisation that prides itself on the provision of excellent services.

Southwark Young Carers is one of Imago’s many projects as the provider of support for Young Carers residing in the borough.

How to book

Check out their website or their Eventbrite pages for the latest course dates.

Currently running on 5 October and 7 December 2023.