Apr/23 09:00 - Apr/23 15:00

The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce its Spring, CPD accredited conference titled "Young Carers Matter: The Voices of young people". The event will be held on 23rd April 2018 (09.00 - 15.00) at Canda Water Library, 20 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR.

This event will present the findings of a project called Young Carers Matter which focused on getting young BAME carers into employment.

Youth unemployment in Southwark and generally continues to be a key issue for young people, councils and employers alike.  This is especially true for those young people from BAME communities and even more so for young people who are carers.  There continues to be unequal opportunity of access to the labour market and education for young carers and this conference sets out to identify ways to reduce this inequality.  Focusing on young carers from Southwark, one of the most marginalised groups in London, the conference will explore youth-led solutions to unemployment with the ultimate objective of brining barriers down and informing local policy and practice.

Bringing together young people, policy makers, practitioners, employers, researchers and academics, the conference will present cutting edge research and debate youth-led initiatives locally from in the borough and wider afield from across the EU.  The conference proceedings will contribute to reforms required to better support young people into work, training and further education.

For more information and to register, please visit IARS website HERE.