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Young Carers Conference 25th January 2018,

Young Carers Conference 25th January 2018,


FREE interactive conference on Young Carers Awareness Day; Thursday 25th January 2018 at Oakwood House, Maidstone. 

Please follow this link for more details and to secure your place

Speakers include a national expert working in the field of Young Carers, Commissioners, Schools, Young Carers and Families, as well as other Professionals.  Please take this opportunity to share good practice and break down barriers you or your organisation may face in helping Young Carers and their families to thrive.  Lunch is provided.

Identifying Young Carers is everyone’s business whether you work in health, adult support services, education, social care etc.  Make sure there are “No Wrong Doors” for Young Carers and their families to ensure they receive appropriate and timely support.


Young Carers Awareness Training

January - March 2018

Aim of the session

This is a 2-hour multi-agency training programme delivered by Imago Young Carers on behalf of Kent County Council as part of its commitment to safeguard vulnerable children. This training session will focus on resilience, confidence building, improved wellbeing for young people and their families, and promoting the early intervention and prevention of inappropriate caring roles for young carers.  The aims of the course are as follows:

  • to create Young Carer awareness amongst practitioners and other agencies in contact with young carers or their families
  • identify young carers
  • provide essential updates on changes in legislation – Care Act 2014  and Children and Families Act 2014
  • be clear of the potential impact of being a young carer (‘Hidden From View’- Children’s Society Research report 2013 )
  • be clear of the local referral pathways and support available to Young Carers

Learning outcomes

  • understand the potential impact of being a young carer and can identify those “hidden from view”
  • aware of how to provide support for Young Carers transitioning from childhood into adulthood
  • be clear of the local referral pathways and support available to Young Carers
  • understand the reasons that children undertake inappropriate levels of care may be complex and that to resolve them may require a multi-faceted approach to resolve
  • recognise procedures need to be in place so that the same principles are followed whatever route is taken to gain access to an assessment and to other services.
  • recognise that timely effective assessments of both the person who need scare and the whole family could prevent a child undertaking inappropriate levels of care in the first place


Professionals and Practitioners in regular contact, directly or indirectly with young people, from service managers to front line workers across children and adult’s services in Kent including education, social care, youth, health, private, and the voluntary and community sectors.

There are 12 sessions available during January - March.  There is a maximum of 30 spaces available per session allocated on a first come-first served basis

AshfordWednesday 7th March10.00-12.30
CanterburyTuesday 16th January14.00-16.30
DartfordTuesday 13th March10.00-12.30
DoverTuesday 30th January10.00-12.30
GraveshamThursday 8th March14.00-16.30
MaidstoneTuesday 6th February10.00-12.30
SevenoaksTuesday 20th March10.00-12.30
ShepwayFriday 9th February10.00-12.30
SwaleWednesday 31st January10.00-12.30
Thanet Wednesday 28th March10.00-12.30
Tonbridge and MallingThursday 22nd February10.00-12.30
Tunbridge WellsWednesday 24th January14.00-16.30


To book please visit the following link -

We also offer bespoke training for larger groups at your school/workplace.  For more information please contact   or call us on 01892 530330