Education Advisors

Education Advisors

We have a team of Education Advisors, specialists in young carers, who can support Surrey's schools with training, advice, information and more.

Young carer experts

Action for Carers has a team of Education Advisors across Surrey. Their role is to work with schools to help them identify and support young carers, so they can achieve the best possible outcomes.

As a teacher they can help you with:

  • delivering assemblies
  • liaising with Home School Link Workers and SENCOs
  • setting up clubs for young carers

Carer-friendly schools

Our Angel Award is made to Surrey schools which meet a set of criteria that demonstrate their commitment to and support of young carers.

Resources and tools

We also have free resources, including our film and class learning resources People Like Us.

Our team

The Education team work across Surrey.

Naima Hussain covers Surrey Heath, Woking and Runnymede – read about Naima’s role here

Faye Field covers Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, and Tandridge

Cathy Wood covers Spelthorne, Elmbridge, and Epsom and Ewell

Petrina Foster covers Guildford and Waverley

Getting help in your school

To find out how your school can become more ‘young carer aware’, give our team a call on 01483 568 269, email us syc@actionforcarers.org.uk or email your area’s Education Advisor as listed above.