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Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) empowers young carers to have a say about their lives and facilitate change at a local and national level.

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WHAT IS YCIF?

Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) empowers young carers  to have a say about their lives and facilitate change at a local and national level.

The Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) programme, led by The Children's Society, brings partners together from YMCA Fairthorne Manor, DigitalMe, Rethink Mental Illness and The Fatherhood Institute, funded by Big Lottery.

Over 4 years, young carers will be given the skills and confidence to communicate, share stories and campaign for the things that matter most to them, through running their own safe social network.

They are also informing policy and decision makers about the changes they want to see at local and national level.

The programme is open to schools and projects that aim to connect with young carers and engage with issues that concern them.

 
THREE SIMPLE STEPS
 
  • Sign up to access your free resources, project site and digital badges
  • Young carers can take part in activities and share their voice
  • Reward young carers with their YCiF Badges

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YCiF Champion

About Badge:

Be an active member of the YCiF Network by blogging, content and sharing stories.

How do I earn this badge?

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YCiF Community

About Badge:

Post comments on YCiF Network and create a story about the project.

How do I earn this badge?

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YCiF Media Skills

About Badge:

For Young Carers who attend the YCiF specialist media weekend can earn a badge to accredit your new skills.

How do I earn this badge?

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YCiF Advocate

About Badge:

YCiF Champions must attend the meeting or event, and write a blog on Makewaves to describe the experience.

How do I earn this badge?

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YCiF Be Kind

About Badge:

Make a story about how your friends have helped you, and add it to the YCIF Be Kind channel.

How do I earn this badge?

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