Professional Officer for Nursing Wendy Nicholson has said the Department of Health are looking to set up a national school nursing young carers network.

She explained: "This will involve school nurses who have an interest in being a champion and influencer for supporting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers.

"We will be developing a charter, a day's training for champions and exploring how we have national champions within school nursing across England - working with young carers to develop this and training future champions.

"Can you please advise if you are interested in being involved - ideally we want school nurses and team leaders from practice."

You can contact her at: Wendy.Nicholson@dh.gsi.gov.uk