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The government is being called on to make it a requirement for all schools to appoint a young carers lead to better coordinate their support.

The recommendation is being made by the Carers Trust as it looks to introduce a young carers covenant across schools, businesses, and other organisations. Those that sign up would agree to support young carers.

School young carer leads would likely be a staff member who is responsible for coordinating support.

The charity wants the appointment of leads to also be a requirement for colleges and universities. 

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