Young Carers Festival
The Young Carers Festival (YCF) is an exclusive event for young people with a caring responsibility at home. Run in partnership with The Children’s Society, YCF was created in 2000 to give young carers the chance to have fun away from their caring role, raise awareness of this often hidden group of young people and allow young carers to share experiences with others in a similar situation. 2016 saw the 17th annual festival with over 1,500 young people from across the UK attending.
Young Carers Festival 2017 will take place at Fairthorne Manor from 30th June to 2nd July, so if you’re a young carers group get the date in your diary!
Every year places include entertainment, camping and food; please note that young carers must come as part of a Young Carers Project.
If you are a Young Carer and would like to come to the festival in 2017, please talk to your project leader. If you are a project leader, our 2017 bookings and information pack is available here (part 1); once you’ve booked, you’ll also need to complete and return further forms (part 2 – download them here) by Friday 19th May. Alternatively contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risk assessment and insurance
Group leaders can download our risk assessment and insurance documents in preparation for the festival.