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Angel Award Scheme from Action for Carers Surrey

Angel Award Scheme

What is the Angel Award Scheme?

The Surrey Young Carers Angel Award has been developed by young carers, to reduce the barriers to their learning and achievement. These barriers can appear while a pupil is in infant school, and can persist into adulthood, restricting opportunities for further and higher education, and employment. The Angel Award aims to encourage and recognise all the great work that schools do in identifying and supporting their young carers. 

Schools achieving the Angel Award will be recognised by pupils, families and professionals as a young carer friendly environment.This creates a culture of acceptance, understanding and support for its vulnerable pupils.

To achieve the Award, the schools have to meet eight standards, checked by our staff and young carers, including having a carers’ champion, a carers support group, training for staff, and assemblies about young carers to help all pupils understand the issues the young carers face,  as well as support pupils to self-identify and find the help they need.

How the Award helps your school

  • The Angel award provides the opportunity for your school to gain recognition for good practice
  • Demonstrates that your school is meeting the needs of this vulnerable pupil group, specifically mentioned in Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework, introduced in September 2015.
  • Is broken down into 8 achievable standards, which are checked by SYC staff and young carers

Want to find out more?

To find out how your school can achieve the Angel Award, give our team a call on 01483 568 269 or email us syc@actionforcarers.org.uk

Or you can speak to one of our Education Advisors in your area:

Naima Hussein covers Surrey Heath, Woking and Runnymede

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

Cathy Wood covers Spelthorne, Elmbridge, and Epsom and Ewell

Ami Makhecha covers Guildford and Waverley