Worcester Sixth Form College

On Monday, 20th April, Julie Ferman (Head of Year) and Liz Cole (College Counsellor) attended the second annual YSS (Youth Support Services) Worcestershire Young Carers conference. The conference, which was held in Hartlebury, was organised by the young carers themselves with the support from the communications agency DRP. HRH The Princess Royal attended the conference as patron of YSS and gave a keynote speech to promote the work of YSS. The conference also launched the county's new 'Young Carers in Schools Programme' which aims to identify young carers in schools and colleges and awards good practice. Julie Ferman, Head of Year, said: It was a truly excellent and informative day. The personal journeys of the young carers were both humbling and inspiring. I am delighted that Worcester Sixth Form College has joined the Young Carers in schools programme to ensure that this vulnerable group of young people have every chance to succeed at College and beyond.